Condolences and a minute’s silence


Following the horrific attacks in Paris on Friday evening, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers expressed his condolences on Saturday morning on behalf of KLM.

I am deeply shocked by the terrorist attacks in Paris, which have cost so many innocent people their lives. Words fail in the face of such an atrocity. I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to all the friends and families of the victims and to the people of France. At KLM we stand in solidarity with our French colleagues in the AFKL Group and share their intense grief
Pieter Elbers - KLM President & CEO

Pieter Elbers will today pass on his condolences to the French ambassador in the Netherlands. Following the lead of the Dutch government, KLM will fly flags at half-mast on all its buildings.

KLM will also observe a minute’s silence at 12:00 hours (LT AMS).

Since Friday, all the departments affected have been constantly and meticulously monitoring the security situation. All instructions issued by the authorities are, of course, being followed. Extra security checks are being implemented by the French government at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). And we are in close contact with our colleagues in Paris.

Communications about the arrival of KLM’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which were planned for Saturday, have been postponed due to the events in Paris. KLM will resume these communications on Tuesday 17 November.