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KLM - Archive (Statement)
2017
12
May
2017
The United States authorities are considering a ban on all electronic equipment larger than a smartphone in cabins aboard flights bound for the United States. This includes all equipment running on batteries, such as laptops, tablets, cameras and e-r...
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03
May
2017
KLM has in vain been calling on Schiphol’s management board to take adequate measures for some time – both in terms of availability (volume policy) and capacity (timely investment in piers, gates and security instead of shops and hotels). Nonethel...
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25
April
2017
On 25 April at KLM headquarters, CFO Erik Swelheim received about sixty staff people  from Finance & Control and representatives of four of the five ground trade unions (UNF, VHKP, UNF, UNH, UNHCR) who are opposed to the intended organisational chang...
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24
April
2017
KLM would like to integrate most of its Dutch accounting activities in KLM’s shared service centre in Budapest and at a specialised revenue accounting provider in India. In so doing, KLM is taking another step towards achieving its Perform 2020 objec...
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20
April
2017
Via various communications channels, KLM is calling on passengers to be at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol three hours ahead of their flight, instead of two hours. This applies for KLM’s European and intercontinental flights out of Schiphol. This in conne...
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06
April
2017
The trade unions FNV, CNV, De Unie, VHKP and NVLT have suspended regular consultation with KLM on issues relating to ground personnel, because they disagree with the proposed organisational change at the department of Finance & Control. KLM finds the...
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06
April
2017
During the past year, the Dutch Safety Board conducted a study of air traffic safety at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The report of this study was released today. KLM feels it is beneficial that the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has conducted ...
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31
March
2017
Ryanne van der Eijk, Senior Vice President Customer Experience, has announced that she will pursue her career at Dubai Airports effective September 2017, at which time she will leave KLM. KLM’s President and CEO Pieter Elbers: ‘’As KLM, we regret Rya...
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17
March
2017
The European Commission announced that it would fine eleven airlines, including KLM, Air France and Martinair, for practices in the air cargo sector that are considered anti-competitive and relate mainly to the period between December 1999 and Februa...
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03
March
2017
The KLM Supervisory Board has decided that, effective 2017, the fixed salary of KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers will be raised to equal that of his immediate predecessor, who left the company three years ago. This effectively amounts to an increase...
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07
February
2017
Crew members have shared their reactions to the current ‑1CA working method and it is clear that there is room for improvement. As long as there is no alternative, KLM wants very much to work with the crew to create a more workable service on board. ...
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04
February
2017
Owing to the fact that a federal court in the United States has temporarily lifted the travel ban, KLM is pleased to announce that the US immigration authorities have notified airlines that passengers who are citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, S...
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02
February
2017
KLM has been informed that the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) authorities have made an exception for two Iranian passengers, whose journey was stopped at Schiphol on Saturday. This means the passengers can now proceed on their journe...
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30
January
2017
On 28 January 2017, President Trump of the United States of America signed an executive order that has immediate consequences for passengers from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. As a result, KLM was compelled to ...
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28
January
2017
US President Trump has issued an executive order that has immediate consequences for passengers from seven countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. The airline industry has been informed of the move this morning and have had t...
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2016
16
December
2016
The Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal today opened proceedings filed by the KLM Works Council, which has claimed the right to recommend on KLM’s decision regarding the Minus-1-CA measure. The court will issue its final ruling in fou...
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08
December
2016
KLM today announced a major step forward in the pension conflict with the cabin crew unions VNC and FNV. KLM has made concessions to the unions’ demands and sees this as an important step towards restoring mutual trust and resuming negotiations, a...
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01
December
2016
KLM approached the district court with a request for alternative consent for the establishment of a new pension fund for pilots. Unfortunately, the court has denied this request for alternative consent. KLM is considering its options in response to t...
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26
November
2016
For a short amount of time on 2 November, the KLM flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flew closer to another aircraft than is normal. Standard procedure for this kind of situation was followed and the distance between the aircraft ensured. The KLM ...
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12
November
2016
The cabin crew unions VNC and FNV have informed KLM that they will suspend the work stoppages announced for today. This means KLM will operate its regular schedule today, with the exception of the three flights that were cancelled as a precaution yes...
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11
November
2016
KLM wants to minimise inconvenience to passengers ensuing from the 60-minute work stoppages announced by the FNV and VNC cabin crew unions. KLM therefore today decided to cancel three flights scheduled to take place on Saturday: KL0687 to Mexico, KL1...
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11
November
2016
The cabin crew unions FNV and VNC have notified KLM that they are calling on KLM cabin attendants to participate in new, 60-minute work stoppages on Saturday, 12 November. ...
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08
November
2016
The court in preliminary relief proceedings has judged against KLM. KLM regrets the court’s decision. The KLM cabin crew collective labour agreement (CLA) states that negotiation should be the first step. If this fails, it is to be followed by mediat...
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04
November
2016
The hearing took place today during the preliminary relief proceedings initiated by KLM against the cabin unions in a bid to force them to comply with their consultation obligations. KLM decided to do so because the unions have for almost a year refu...
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02
November
2016
In response to a letter dated 1 November sent by KLM to the FNV Cabin Crew and VNC unions calling on the cabin unions to uphold their consultation obligations, KLM has received a response from FNV Cabin Crew indicating that it will not be complying w...
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26
October
2016
FNV Cabin Crew and VNC have notified KLM that they have called on cabin crew to observe a work stoppage of 10 minutes directly after the cabin crew briefing. This industrial action will take place on Thursday 27 October and Friday 28 October from 05:...
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21
October
2016
FNV Cabin Crew has notified KLM that it has called on cabine crew to observe a work stoppage of 10 minutes directly after the cabin crew briefing. This industrial action will commence on Monday, 24 October from 05:00 to 23:00 hours. The stoppage coul...
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15
October
2016
KLM follows the rules of the FAA, which means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is no longer allowed on board of the aircraft. This applies both for hand baggage and check-in baggage. ...
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07
October
2016
KLM cannot meet the demands expressed by the unions FNV Cabin and VNC with regard to the “minus one CA measure”. KLM is of this opinion that this would be irresponsible under the current circumstances. Furthermore, KLM has consistently been open to c...
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27
September
2016
The Amsterdam District Court today ruled in favour of KLM in the pension dispute concerning KLM’s cancellation of the protocol regarding Structural Surpluses and Deficits (Structureel Overschotten en Tekorten or STROT) with the VNV (the Dutch Airline...
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