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Kristina Kirkliauskaite
Reopening of Europe: on what scale airlines resume service?

Although the level of operating flights is only expected to get back to normal in 2023 at the earliest, airlines in Europe are slowly reinstating their schedules from the middle of June 2020. The continent’s biggest carriers such as Ryanair, Wizzair, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, and KLM have begun to operate a small number of regular scheduled flights, applying different safety policies onboard. In this article, take an overview...


Ruta Burbaite
KLM flight almost reaches Mexico, decides to go back to Amsterdam

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ non-stop flight to Mexico ended up in bizarre circumstances on November 28, 2019. The flight turned around back to its origin of departure in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, when the aircraft was already over North America, with passengers having to endure a 12 hour back and forth trip over the Atlantic.  ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing 777-300ER kept alive by KLM order

As Boeing gears up to increase the 777X production, KLM throws out a helping hand to the manufacturer by ordering two extra Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, reducing Boeing's production gap:...


Ruta Burbaite
KLM India tweets advice on seat fatality rate in plane crashes

If you ever wondered where to sit in a plane to survive a possible crash, wonder no more. Good-guy KLM India has provided the answer. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Multiple airlines modify flights after Iranian incident

Following the shooting of a U.S. drone by Iran on June 20, 2019, several airlines modified their routes or suspended flights that crossed the airspace above the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman....


Ruta Burbaite
KLM to fund the design of radical new “Flying-V” aircraft

For KLM, sustainability in air travel is a big deal. At the recent IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul (South Korea), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines demonstrated that commitment by backing the country’s Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the development of an innovative highly energy-efficient concept aircraft known as the “Flying-V”. And yes, the jet comes in the shape of a “V”, but not in vain....


Clement Charpentreau
Dutch government invites itself at Air France-KLM capital

In an unexpected move, the Netherlands acquired 12.68% of Air France-KLM capital on February 26, 2019, for a total of €680 million euros....


Clement Charpentreau
The plot thickens: Ben Smith faces tensions at KLM and Hop!

Tensions are rising within the Air France-KLM group. Employees of KLM are supporting their CEO Pieter Elbers, whose position is now compromised for questioning the new strategy of the group, advocated by its CEO Benjamin Smith. Meanwhile, Hop! employees aspire to be integrated into their parent company, Air France....


Ruta Burbaite
Small fish among big sharks: PrivatAir goes bust

The insolvency of small Swiss airline PrivatAir might come as a shock for its multiple businesses, but its big clients may have sensed blood in the water for a while now.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Ben Smith named CEO of Air France-KLM despite union objection

Benjamin Smith, currently second in command at Air Canada, was officially named CEO of Air France-KLM group by the board of directors on August 16, 2018....