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July
2020
| 08:00 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM is in the throes of a crisis of unprecedented magnitude. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus at the start of 2020, numerous measures have already been taken to deal with the current circumstances. Expectations are that the road to recovery w...
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30
July
2020
| 19:00 Europe/Amsterdam
The dramatic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for the airline industry are more pronounced in KLM’s figures for the second quarter as opposed to the first quarter. Cargo business is performing well, but passenger operations have yet to display a...
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23
July
2020
| 15:30 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM's European network will grow in the coming months from 72 destinations in July to 91 destinations in August, September and October. The number of intercontinental destinations will increase from 51 in July, to 59 in August and 61 in September and...
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21
July
2020
| 20:03 Europe/Amsterdam
Today, Tuesday 21 July, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumed passenger flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Shanghai due to the relaxation of travel restrictions by the Chinese government. These flights are in addition to the cargo airlift that sta...
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21
July
2020
| 13:00 Europe/Amsterdam
From 28 September 2020, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will adjust the schedule for flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Gulf States in the Middle East. KLM will also expand its network with the opening of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is an...
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21
July
2020
| 09:47 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM announces today that Eelco van Asch will be appointed Executive Vice President Information Services & CIO with effect from 1 September 2020, when he will also be joining the Executive Team. He succeeds Paul Elich, who will be retiring on the same...
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16
July
2020
| 09:29 Europe/Amsterdam
From August 31, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will fly daily between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Southampton, the largest city south of London. The flights will be operated with the Embraer 175, with a capacity of 88 passengers. Southampton is the seve...
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13
July
2020
| 14:06 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM expands its European network with Cork (Ireland). As of 3 August, the second largest city of Ireland will be connected to Schiphol every day by KLM. Flights will be operated with the Embraer 175, with a capacity of 88 passengers. KLM is in the...
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09
July
2020
| 09:44 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM has reopened its European Schengen Crown Lounge at Schiphol. The KLM Crown Lounge (Non-Schengen) remained open to customers, offering them an opportunity to continue to use the most important facilities. This made KLM the only major European airl...
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30
June
2020
| 16:30 Europe/Amsterdam
As of 1 July, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will gradually resume the KLM Bus network in accordance with Dutch health guidelines. This means that once a day, the KLM Bus will travel to and from Schiphol Airport from Maastricht, Maastricht Aachen Airport, ...
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26
June
2020
| 08:04 Europe/Amsterdam
Amstelveen – June 26th 2020 - KLM announces that it has secured financing for a total amount of EUR 3.4 billion. COVID-19 has caused aviation to virtually come to a standstill worldwide in recent months. The pandemic has an unprecedented impact on...
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20
June
2020
| 11:19 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM is gradually and carefully restarting its network. In July, KLM operates 5,000 European flights. The forecast for August is 11,000. Intercontinental numbers are around 1,900 in July and 2,100 in August. At the moment, about half of the interconti...
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02
June
2020
| 14:01 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will further expand its route network in July. Compared to June, the number of flights will increase by more than 60 percent. KLM will operate 25 to 30 percent of the normal number of flights. ...
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02
June
2020
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
The Air France-KLM 2019 Sustainability Report for 2019 is available to download here. ...
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27
May
2020
| 15:32 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM today started taking part in a trial at Schiphol to test sustainable ways to taxi aircraft. The trial is being carried out with a Taxibot. This is a hybrid towing vehicle which, unlike the normal pushback trucks, is licenced to tow full aircraft ...
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19
May
2020
| 18:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Thanks to air bridges established by KLM, seafarers can again be flown in to relieve their co-workers, who have now been on board for several extra months. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic they have had to remain on board. Finally, they will g...
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11
May
2020
| 08:32 Europe/Amsterdam
As of today, Monday May 11th, wearing facial protection during boarding and on board is mandatory for KLM passengers. Passengers must ensure that they carry the required facial protection with them. Cabin crew will of course also wear facial protecti...
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07
May
2020
| 07:30 Europe/Amsterdam
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04
May
2020
| 16:00 Europe/Amsterdam
From 4 May, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will gradually begin restoring its European network. The airline will resume daily service to eight extra destinations, which were suspended in compliance with Covid-19-related travel restrictions. The wearing of ...
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30
April
2020
| 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Today, KLM’s first passenger carrier departed, carrying cargo not only in its belly, but on the passenger seats and in the baggage bins of the aircraft cabin. KLM operated a B777-300 flight from Shanghai to Amsterdam, for the first time introducing t...
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April
2020
| 09:38 Europe/Amsterdam
The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis on the entire airline sector, and consequently KLM, is unprecedented. Since the start of this crisis, numerous steps have been taken to tackle the situation head on and to preserve cash. On 9 April, Air Franc...
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23
April
2020
| 15:19 Europe/Amsterdam
Today, at the annual general meeting of shareholders of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Pieter Elbers, the airline’s president & CEO, informed shareholders that he will take a 20% salary cut for the remainder of the year. ...
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20
April
2020
| 08:58 Europe/Amsterdam
This morning, the first KLM Boeing 747 with medical supplies from Shanghai landed at Schiphol Airport. By expanding the air bridge between the Netherlands and China, the Netherlands is assured of a continuous flow of relief supplies. ...
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09
April
2020
| 11:37 Europe/Amsterdam
The loss of around 90% of flights between Europe and Asia has resulted in a major shortage of cargo capacity. Meanwhile, the corona crisis has prompted an enormous need for the rapid transportation of medical equipment and other supplies between the ...
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09
April
2020
| 07:45 Europe/Amsterdam
The impact of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus worldwide is strongly reflected in our traffic figures for March – countries increasingly shut down their airspace and passengers stopped travelling. The number of cancelled flights grew as the month p...
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02
April
2020
| 21:21 Europe/Amsterdam
From tonight, KLM will start with an airlift from Schiphol to Australia, which will bring home almost 2000 Dutch travelers in the coming days. KLM operates these flights in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In recent weeks, KL...
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02
April
2020
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
As a result of the corona crisis, KLM keeps a large number of its aircraft on the ground from the start of the summer season. In addition to a few destinations in the network, repatriation flights are currently being carried out. The aircraft that do...
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23
March
2020
| 15:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Due to the corona crisis, KLM will start the summer schedule with a significantly reduced network. From 29 March until and including 3 May, KLM plans to fly to 25 intercontinental and 32 European destinations. During this period, KLM will fly accordi...
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18
March
2020
| 11:16 Europe/Amsterdam
KLM works with three Chinese airline partners: China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. These partners have now stepped in to generously support KLM and the Netherlands by donating many tens of thousands of face masks and ...
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14
March
2020
| 15:05 Europe/Amsterdam
Worldwide, many countries are restricting travel on passenger flights. These restrictions are sometimes introduced at very short notice. For the coming days KLM will operate as much as possible according to schedule to allow passengers to return to t...
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