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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
IATA
KL
ICAO
KLM
Callsign
KLM
Founded 1919
Hubs Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Frequent flyer program Flying Blue
Member lounge KLM Crown Lounge
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 107 (+30 orders)
Destinations 250
Parent company Air France-KLM
Company slogan The Reliable Airline
Headquarters Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Key people P. F. Hartman (CEO), F. Gagey (CFO)
Website: http://www.klm.com

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It operates domestic and worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 90 destinations. Its main base is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.[1] Download high resolution version (1071x675, 8 KB)KLM Royal Dutch Airlines logo, claiming fair use. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The logo of the merger of KLM and Air France. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Air France-KLM (Euronext Paris: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. ... Amstelveen is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... KLM stands for Keystroke-Level Model, a hard science approach to human computer interaction, based on GOMS, developed by Card, Moran & Newell, and spelled out in their book The Psychology of Human Computer Interaction, 1983. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Air France-KLM (Euronext Paris: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ...


Before being taken over by Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. It has 30,118 employees (at March 2007).[1] Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Air France took over KLM in May 2004, resulting in the creation of Air France-KLM. Air France-KLM is incorporated under French law and its headquarters are located at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. Air France-KLM is the largest airline company in the world in terms of operating revenues, and the third largest in the world (largest in Europe) in terms of revenue-passenger-kilometres (RPKs).[2] Both Air France and KLM continue to fly under their distinct brand names.[1] Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Air France-KLM is part of the SkyTeam alliance with Delta Air Lines, Aeroméxico, Korean Air, Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Northwest Airlines, Aeroflot, China Southern Airlines and Continental Airlines. SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... AeroMéxico, is an airline based in Mexico City, Mexico. ... Korean Air (formerly Korean Air Lines) (KRXS: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the flag carrier airline of Korea, its global headquarters are located in Seoul, Korea. ... CSA Czech Airlines (in Czech: ÄŒeské aerolinie (abbreviation: ÄŒSA) is the Czech national airline company, and former national carrier of Czechoslovakia based at RuzynÄ› International Airport, Prague. ... Airbus A321-100 lands at London Heathrow airport Airbus A319-100 Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane (BIT: IT0003331888) is the flag carrier airline of Italy. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... JSC Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (Russian: ) (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT), or Aeroflot (Russian: ) as the airline is commonly known, is the Russian flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia. ... China Southern Airlines (中国南方航空公司) (SEHK: 1055, NYSE: ZNH) is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ...

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History

KLM aircraft at Schiphol Airport
KLM aircraft at Schiphol Airport
The "Worldwide Reliability" logo with Northwest Airlines, 1993-2002
The "Worldwide Reliability" logo with Northwest Airlines, 1993-2002

KLM was founded on October 7, 1919, making it the oldest carrier in the world still operating under its original name. The first KLM flight was on May 17, 1920, with a flight from London Northolt to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport carrying two English journalists and a number of newspapers. It was flown by an Aircraft Transport and Travel Airco de Havilland DH16, callsign G-EALU, piloted by Jerry Shaw. In 1920 KLM carried 440 passengers and 22 tons of freight. In 1921 KLM started regularly scheduled services. By 1926 they were offering flights to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, Bremen, Copenhagen, and Malmo; using primarily Fokker F2 & F3.[3] Image File history File links Description: KLM aircrafts at Schiphol Source: photo taken by User:Deepak Date: 1st July 2005 Permission: User:Deepak released it on 24th July 2005 under CC-BY-SA-2. ... Image File history File links Description: KLM aircrafts at Schiphol Source: photo taken by User:Deepak Date: 1st July 2005 Permission: User:Deepak released it on 24th July 2005 under CC-BY-SA-2. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... Image File history File links KLM_Northwest_Airlines_Worldwide_Reliability_Logo. ... Image File history File links KLM_Northwest_Airlines_Worldwide_Reliability_Logo. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Schiphol (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited was a British airline formed during the First World War. ... George Holt Thomas established the Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Airco) at The Hyde in Hendon, north London, England during 1912. ... For other uses, see De Havilland (disambiguation). ... Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ...


Intercontinental service to the Netherlands East Indies (today's Republic of Indonesia) started in 1929 using Fokker F7-B, although the first non-scheduled KLM flight had been made in 1924 by Fokker F7 registration H-NACC piloted by van der Hoop. In 1930 KLM carried 15,143 passengers. The first transatlantic KLM route was between Amsterdam and Curaçao in December 1934 using the Fokker F-XVIII "Snip." On May 21, 1946, KLM was the first continental European airline to launch scheduled service to New York. In 1950 KLM carried 356,069 passengers. On 25 July 1957 the airline introduced its first flight simulator for the Douglas DC7C, the last KLM aircraft with piston engines which was used for the opening of the first trans-polar route from Amsterdam-Tokyo on November 1, 1958. The Dutch East Indies, or Netherlands East Indies, (Dutch: Nederlands Indië) was the name of the colonies colonised by the Dutch East India Company which came under administration of the Netherlands during the ninteenth century (see Indonesia). ... Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... For other uses, see Transatlantic (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Curaçao (disambiguation). ... Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ...

KLM Boeing 737-300
KLM Boeing 737-300

In March 1960, KLM introduced the first Douglas DC-8 jet aircraft into the its fleet. In 1966 KLM introduced the Douglas DC9 on European and Middle East routes. The new Schiphol Airport opened in April 1967 and in 1968 the Douglas DC8-63 entered service, with 244 seats the largest aircraft at the time. KLM was the first airline to put the higher gross-weight Boeing 747-200B in to service in February 1971 with Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines, beginning the era of widebody jets. In 1980 KLM carried 9,715,069 passengers. In 1983, KLM reached a deal with Boeing to convert some of its Boeing 747-200s to SUD (stretched upper deck) configuration. This consisted of returning the aircraft to the Boeing factory in Everett,Washington. The work started in 1984 and finished in 1986, the aircraft became Boeing 747-200SUD, which the airline operated in addition to Boeing 747-300 aircraft. In June 1989, KLM introduced the first Boeing 747-400. Later that year, in July, KLM acquired 20% of Northwest Airlines, eventually forming a strong alliance between the two airlines. In 1990 KLM carried 16,000,000 passengers. In March 1994 both KLM and Northwest Airlines introduced World Business Class on intercontinental routes, and in July 1995, KLM introduced its first Boeing 767-300ER. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 503 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,970 × 1,867 pixels, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 503 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,970 × 1,867 pixels, file size: 4. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Schiphol (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... Wide-body Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-300 A wide-body aircraft is a large airliner with a fuselage diameter of about 6 metres and twin aisles. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the Airbus A380. ... Everett may refer to the following places: Everett, Washington, about 100,000 inhabitants Naval Station Everett Everett, Massachusetts, about 38,000 inhabitants Everett, Pennsylvania, about 2,000 inhabitants Everett Township, Michigan, about 2,000 inhabitants Everett, Ontario, Canada, about 800 inhabitants The Everett Range, Antarctica, no inhabitants Everett is also... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the Airbus A380. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-200 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


In March and June 2002, KLM announced that it would be renewing its intercontinental fleets by replacing the Boeing 767s, Boeing 747-300s, and eventually the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 with Boeing 777-200ERs and Airbus A330-200s. Some 747's will be first to retire. The MD-11's will remain in service until 2014/2015. The first Boeing 777 was received on October 25, 2003, entering commercial service on the Amsterdam-New York route, while the first Airbus A330-200 was introduced on August 25, 2005 and entered commercial service on the Amsterdam-Washington Dulles route. American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the Airbus A380. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Aerial photo Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA airport code IAD, ICAO airport code KIAD) serves the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. ...

KLM Convair

As of March 2007 KLM started using the Amadeus reservation system, along with partner Kenya Airways. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (4834x2057, 2665 KB) Summary Personal Photograph Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (4834x2057, 2665 KB) Summary Personal Photograph Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... Amadeus is a computer reservations system owned by the Amadeus IT Group with headquarters in Madrid, Spain. ... Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, based in Nairobi, Africa, started operations on 4 February 1977 It operates scheduled services throughout Africa and to Europe and the Indian subcontinent, with its main base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. ...


Corporate organization

KLM is listed on the stock exchanges of Amsterdam, New York and Paris.


Subsidiaries:

Former subsidiaries: KLM Cityhopper is the regional airline subsidiary KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... NLM Cityhopper, full name Nederlandse Luchtvaart Maatschappij, was a Dutch commuter airline, founded in 1966 which operated under its own name until 1992. ... KLM (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its merger with Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands and the oldest carrier in the world. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Transavia Boeing 737 Transavia Airlines is a Netherlands based low-cost airline operating as an independent part of the Air France-KLM group. ... Martinair is both a charter and scheduled airline based in the Netherlands, with daily passenger or cargo charter and regular flights to many destinations around the world from its main base of Schiphol International Airport (AMS) near Amsterdam. ... Maersk Containers The A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, is an international business consortium involved in a variety of business sectors, primarily transportation. ... P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Limited was an Anglo-Dutch worldwide ocean-going container shipping line, with dual headquarters in London and Rotterdam. ... Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, based in Nairobi, Africa, started operations on 4 February 1977 It operates scheduled services throughout Africa and to Europe and the Indian subcontinent, with its main base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. ...

  • KLM Helicopters
  • KLM uk was a KLM subsidiary until merged with KLM Cityhopper.
  • Buzz, the low-cost airline of KLM uk
  • KLM exel, a commuter airline.
Boeing 747 in KLM-Asia livery

KLM UK is the former name of a British subsidiary of KLM operating short-range Fokker aircraft. ... buzz BAe 146-300 buzz was a low-cost airline based at London Stansted operating services to Europe. ... KLM Exel is a commuter airline subsidiary of KLM. The airline uses the IATA Airport Code XT. The airline flies the Aerospatiale ATR-42 from Eindhoven Airport to Schiphol International Airport, London Heathrow Airport, and Charles De Gaulle International Airport. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KLM_Asia_Boeing. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KLM_Asia_Boeing. ...

Merger

On 30 September 2003, Air France and KLM announced that they would in future be known as Air France-KLM. This entity was first offered on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange on 5 May 2004. The takeover of KLM by Air France marked the end of the oldest independent airline in the world. The Royal adjective will likely remain for the foreseeable future. Its independent identity is guaranteed to 2008, but eventually it is anticipated that its operations will be merged into those of the French company. In the meantime, it does not appear that KLM's longstanding joint venture with Northwest Airlines will be affected. Both KLM and Northwest joined the SkyTeam alliance in September 2004.[citation needed] is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Air France-KLM (Euronext Paris: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ...


Presidents - CEOs

  • Albert Plesman (1919 - 1953)
  • Fons Aler (1953 - 1961)
  • Ernst van der Beugel (1961-1963)
  • Horatius Albarda (1963 - 1965)
  • Gerrit van der Wal (1965 - 1973)
  • Sergio Orlandini (1973-1987)
  • Jan de Soet (1987 - 1991)
  • Pieter Bouw (1991 - 1997)
  • L. M. van Wijk (1997 - 2007)
  • Peter Hartman (2007 - present)

Dr. Albert Plesman (7 September 1889 – 31 December 1953) was a Dutch pioneer in aviation and co-founder of KLM. He was born as the son of an egg trader from The Hague. ... Ernst van der Beugel (February 2, 1918 - September 29, 2004) was a Dutch economist, businessman, diplomat, and political leader. ... Leo M. van Wijk (born Oct 18, 1946, Amsterdam), is a Dutch executive, currently president and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and vice-chairman of Air France-KLM S.A. Van Wijk studied at Amsterdam University, receiving a Masters Degree in Econometrics in 1971. ...

KLM Delft Blue houses

Selection of KLM Delft Blue Houses
Selection of KLM Delft Blue Houses

Since 1952 KLM has presented its first class and since 1993 its Business Class passengers with small Delftware, blue and white porcelain reproductions of old Dutch canal houses, which are filled with Bols jenever liquor.[4] There are 87 different houses, each numbered and representing the number of years the KLM is in operation. Each year a new house is presented and will receive the next consecutive number. All houses are reproductions of actual historic houses in the Netherlands or its former colonies and are now collectibles. Image File history File links KLM_DelftBlueHouses. ... Image File history File links KLM_DelftBlueHouses. ... Delftware panel. ... “Fine China” redirects here. ... Lucas Bols is a privately held Dutch company in the business of production, distribution, sales and marketing of alcoholic beverages. ... Jenever (also known as genever or jeniever), is the juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands and Flanders, from which gin has evolved. ...

Destinations

Main article: KLM destinations

This is a list of airports KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flies to. ...

Fleet

The KLM fleet consists of the following aircraft

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Europe Select*/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A330-200 9
(3 orders)
251 (30/221) Africa, Middle East, North America and Europe
(one daily London Heathrow flight)
Boeing 737-300 14 127 (39/88) Europe
Boeing 737-400 13 147 (39/108) Europe
Boeing 737-700 (7 orders)
(7 options)
Europe
Boeing 737-800 15
(7 orders)
171 (54/117) Europe
Boeing 737-900 5 189 (51/138) Europe
Boeing 747-400 14 Standard
428 (42/386)
Africa, Mexico, Asia, North America,
Caribbean and South America
Exit from Service: By 2018
Boeing 747-400 "Combi" 8 Passengers & Cargo
280 (42/238)
Africa, Mexico, Asia, North America,
Caribbean and South America
Exit from Service: 2009-2011
Boeing 747-400ERF 4 Cargo Asia Air France Cargo
operates one aircraft until 2008
Boeing 777-200ER 15
327 (35/292) Africa, Asia, North America and South America General Electric GE90 engines
Boeing 777-300ER (6 orders) 428 (35/393) Entry into service: 2008
McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 10 294 (24/270) Africa, Caribbean, North America, Asia Exit from service: 2014-2015

*Europe Select is offered on European short-medium haul flights using narrowbody aircraft. World Business Class is offered on International medium-long haul flight using widebody aircraft. The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its merger with KLM, it was the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (as of January 2005). ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... GE90 NASA GE90 airflow simulation A GE90-115 mounted on the #2 pylon of GEs Boeing 747 flight test aircraft at the Mojave Airport in 2002 General Electric GE90 is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines built by GE-Aviation for the Boeing 777, with thrust ranging from... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ...

KLM Boeing 737-400 taking off
KLM Boeing 737-400 taking off

The average age of the KLM fleet is 10.6 years as of September 2007. [5] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 550 pixel Image in higher resolution (1914 × 1316 pixel, file size: 622 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) KLM Boeing 737-400 (PH-BDY) taking off from London Heathrow Airport, England. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 550 pixel Image in higher resolution (1914 × 1316 pixel, file size: 622 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) KLM Boeing 737-400 (PH-BDY) taking off from London Heathrow Airport, England. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ...

  • The Boeing customer code for KLM is x06 (ex. 747-406), for the 737-800/900 of KLM they use Transavia's code (ex. 737-8K2).
  • KLM has announced that it has converted 3 of its remaining 4 Boeing 777-200ER orders to 777-300ER airframes in addition to a single fresh order.
  • KLM has ordered the Airbus A330-200 as well as the Boeing 777 but is also considering adding the Airbus A350 or the Boeing 787. KLM has expressed little interest in the Airbus A380.[citation needed]
  • Boeing has revealed that KLM has converted six options for Boeing 737-800 aircraft into firm orders for delivery in 2008. They will replace older Boeing 737 models which will be retired from service.[6]
  • KLM is now awaiting the 777-300ER, the first of six should be delivered in February 2008.[citation needed]

The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... A350 redirects here. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...

Cabin

KLM offers Business Class and Economy class on its aircraft. On shorthaul aircraft, Flexible Economy Class is called Europe Select, while on longhaul aircraft Business Class is called World Business Class. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


World Business Class

World Business Class offers a 60 inch pitch on all longhaul aircraft. The Boeing 777-200ER and Airbus A330-200 aircraft (and most likely in 2008, the 777-300ER) offer a 170 degree angled lie-flat seat with a 10.4" TV monitor with AVOD (Audio Video on Demand), email/text messaging, a privacy canopy, a massage function, and laptop power ports. Boeing 747-400 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft offer cradle seats with a 150 degree recline and personal TVs offering 12 channels of video and 12 channels of audio,. All WBC seats offer personal reading lamps, leg/foot rests, and personal telephones (on the back of the game console on the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft), and currently the Boeing 747-400 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft are being configured with the new World Business Class seats which includes all features stated above in the other aircraft. The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ...

Pre-departure perks include a fully flexible reservation, check-in desks, lounge access, priority boarding, and 150% Flying Blue miles. Onboard, passengers are treated to a three course meal with menus, pre-departure beverages, and snacks, which are available throughout the flight. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2046x1353, 1948 KB) KLM Cityhopper Fokker F100 (registration PH-OFG) takes off from Bristol International Airport, Bristol, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2046x1353, 1948 KB) KLM Cityhopper Fokker F100 (registration PH-OFG) takes off from Bristol International Airport, Bristol, England. ... KLM Cityhopper is the regional airline subsidiary KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... The Fokker F100 is a small twin-turbofan regional airliner from the Fokker company. ...


Europe Select

Europe Select is offered on all Boeing 737 aircraft, is KLM's premium product on shorter sectors, offering a 33 inch pitch, a meal service on board (hot or cold meals depend on the length of the flight), priority boarding, extra baggage allowance, double Flying Blue miles, and fully flexible booking. The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


KLM Economy

KLM Economy offers a 31" pitch on all longhaul aircraft except the Airbus A330-200, which offers a 32" pitch. Boeing 777-200ER and Airbus A330-200 aircraft (and most likely in 2008, the 777-300ER) offer personal TVs with AVOD and personal telephones on the back of the gaming console, headrests, and an email/text messaging function. All other longhaul aircraft offer mainscreen movies,but at the end of 2007, the entertainment system in the MD11s will be updated to provide a personal screen with an on-demand video system, games, text messaging and e-mail service; while it has not been announced if the Boeing 747-400 will be upgraded as well. While KLM Cityhopper aircraft offer no entertainment. Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


KLM Asia

KLM Asia (荷蘭亞洲航空公司 Hanyu Pinyin: Hélán Yàzhōu Hángkōng Gōngsī) is a wholly KLM owned subsidiary, registered in Taiwan, Republic of China. The airline was established in 1995 in order to operate flights to Taipei, without compromising its landing rights in the People's Republic of China, which regards the Republic of China territories (including Taiwan) as part of its territory. Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Republic of China (ROC) , now only constituting the island of Taiwan and a few smaller islands, is currently recognized by 24 states, including the Holy See of Vatican City. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ...


KLM Asia's livery does not feature Dutch national symbols, such as the Dutch flag, nor a stylised Dutch Crown. Instead, it features a KLM Asia logo. Flag ratio: 2:3 The national flag of the Netherlands, with its three equal horizontal bands coloured red (top), white and blue is the oldest tricolour still in use today. ... The Netherlands has been an independent monarchy since 16 March 1815, and has been governed by members of the House of Orange-Nassau since. ...


KLM Asia fleet

KLM Asia has 6 Boeing 747-400 Combis. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 Tinker Belle taxiing to the take off point at London Heathrow Airport The Boeing 747-400 is at present the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380. ...

  • PH-BFC - City of Calgary
  • PH-BFD - City of Dubai
  • PH-BFF - City of Freetown
  • PH-BFH - City of Hong Kong
  • PH-BFM - Mexico City
  • PH-BFP - City of Paramaribo

Incidents and accidents

  • On December 20, 1934, a KLM Douglas DC-2, PH-AJU "Uiver", crashed at Rutbah Wells, Iraq on its return flight from the MacRobertson Air Race - killing all occupants.[7]
  • On July 14, 1935, a KLM Fokker F.XXII PH-AJQ "Kwikstaart" crashed and burned just outside Schiphol, killing four crew and two passengers - 14 other occupants survived.[3]
  • On July 17, 1935, a KLM DC-2 PH-AKM "Maraboe" crashed near Bushehr, Iran. All occupants were rescued. [8]
  • On July 20, 1935, a KLM Douglas DC-2, PH-AKG "Gaai" crashed in an Alpine pass near San Bernardino, killing all three crew and all ten passengers.[3]
  • On January 26, 1947, a KLM Douglas Dakota, PH-TCR, crashed after takeoff from Copenhagen, killing all 22 onboard, including Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden.[9]
  • On October 20, 1948, a KLM Lockheed Constellation, PH-TEN "Nijmegen", crashed near Prestwick, Scotland, killing all 40 aboard. (see KLM Constellation air disaster 1948)
  • On June 23, 1949, a KLM Lockheed Constellation, PH-TER "Roermond", piloted by Hans Plesmanhe (the son of CEO Albert Plesman crashed into the sea of Bari, killing 33 occupants. [10]
  • On July 12, 1949, a KLM Lockheed Constellation, PH-TDF "Franeker", crashed into a 674 ft high Ghatkopar hill near Bombay, India, killing all 45 aboard. Thirteen of the dead were American news correspondents.

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  • On March 22, 1952, a KLM Douglas DC-7 PH-TBJ crashed in Frankfurt, killing 42 of 47 occupants [1].
  • On March 23, 1952, a KLM Lockheed Constellation, PH-TFF "Venlo", suffered a propeller failure and subsequent engine fire during landing in Bangkok. All 44 passengers and crew escaped shortly before the fire completely consumed the plane. A Thai ground crewman ran into the burning aircraft and returned with an infant who had been left behind.[12]
  • On September 5, 1954, KLM Flight 633, a Lockheed Super Constellation, PH-LKY "Triton", ditched in the River Shannon after takeoff from Shannon Airport in Ireland. 28 out of 56 people on board (46 passengers and 10 crew) were killed.
  • On March 27, 1977, KLM Flight 4805, a Boeing 747-206B, PH-BUF "Rhine" & Pan Am Flight 1736, a Boeing 747-121, N736PA "Clipper Victor", collided at Tenerife North Airport on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, killing 583 people. The incident has the highest number of fatalities (excluding ground fatalities) of any single accident in aviation history.
  • On December 15, 1989, KLM Flight 867, a Boeing B747-400, PH-BFC flew through a Volcanic Plume causing nearly US$80 million worth of damage to the aircraft. The plane landed safely in Anchorage, Alaska with no reported injuries or fatalities.[13]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, pp. 101-102. 
  2. ^ All Business
  3. ^ a b c (Dutch) Albert Heijn, ed (1969) KL-50 - logboek van vijftig jaar vliegen. Meijer, Amsterdam.
  4. ^ See. A Taste of the House of Bols. Lucas Bols, B.V.. Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  5. ^ http://airfleets.net/ageflotte/KLM.htm
  6. ^ Airliner World January 2007
  7. ^ "Uiver verbrand, inzittended gedood", De Telegraaf 42 (15920): 1, 21 December 1934
  8. ^ De Telegraaf 17 Jul 1935, cited in Heijn (1969)
  9. ^ DC-3 PH-TCR bij start in Copenhagen verongelukt. Retrieved on 2007-10-27.
  10. ^ De Tijd (Netherlands) 24 June 1949, cited in Heijn (1969)
  11. ^ Constellation "Franeker" stort neer bij Bombay (2005-12-15). Retrieved on 2007-10-27.
  12. ^ KLM PH-TFF Bangkok Crash
  13. ^ Science News - Danger in the Air

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