Daily Memo: Leaving Boeing For Airbus

By Jens Flottau Dec 23, 2021
Strategically important wins for Airbus underscore the depth of Boeing’s troubles.
Aircraft & Propulsion

KLM South Atlantic Network Returns To 2019 Breadth 

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 14, 2021
KLM has declared that its network to the Caribbean and South America has regained its old strength now that the carrier is serving 17 destinations this summer.
Airports & Routes

KLM, Widerøe Move Forward With IFE Choices

By Victoria Moores Apr 23, 2021
Dutch carrier KLM plans to equip 39 short-haul aircraft with Viasat Wi-Fi connectivity, while Norwegian regional airline Widerøe is beginning a six-month trial of Inflight Dublin’s wireless inflight-entertainment (IFE) product Everhub.
Interiors & Connectivity

KLM Cityhopper Adding More Embraer E195-E2s For Recovery Phase

By Jens Flottau Mar 01, 2021
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is shifting focus slightly on its Embraer E1 and E2 fleets in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

KLM Finds Solution To Avoid Suspending Long-Haul Flights

By Victoria Moores Jan 25, 2021
KLM has reached an agreement with Dutch health authorities on air crew COVID-19 testing, averting the suspension of European night-stop flights and the airline’s entire long-haul network.
Airlines & Lessors

KLM To Cut Up To 1,000 More Jobs As Long-Haul Recovery Falters

By Victoria Moores Jan 22, 2021
KLM has announced plans to cut a further 800-1,000 jobs as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to prevent the Dutch flag-carrier’s recovery.
Airlines & Lessors

KLM Reviews Long-Haul Network After New COVID-19 Restrictions

By David Casey Jan 21, 2021
KLM is reviewing its long-haul routes from the Netherlands and may suspend them from Jan. 22 following the introduction of tougher measures in the country designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Airports & Routes

Hub Structure Will Be Key To Recovery, KLM CEO Says

By David Casey Dec 02, 2020
Network airlines with efficient hub structures will be central to the aviation industry’s recovery and lead the rebuild of long-haul traffic, according to KLM CEO Pieter Elbers.
Airlines & Lessors

Fresh Lockdowns Prompt KLM Capacity Cuts

By David Casey Nov 12, 2020
Tougher travel restrictions imposed across parts of Europe to help curb a second wave of COVID-19 cases have forced KLM to cut its planned seat capacity and flight frequencies.
Airports & Routes

Dutch Government Approves KLM Bailout After Union Commitment 

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 04, 2020
The Dutch government has given the go-ahead for a €3.4 billion ($4 billion) bailout to help KLM weather the COVID-19 crisis after a pilots union agreed to conditions set by the government, removing a last-minute obstacle to the funding.
Airlines & Lessors

KLM Restructuring Plan Hits Obstacle Over Wage Commitments

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 02, 2020
The Dutch government has failed to approve a restructuring plan for flag-carrier KLM after unions refused to agree to make salary commitments for the duration of the planned state aid package. 
Airlines & Lessors

KLM-Backed Flying-V Airliner Concept Makes First Flight

By Graham Warwick Sep 01, 2020
With backing from KLM and Airbus, the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands has tested its Flying-V concept for an ultra-efficient airliner by conducting the first flight of a subscale model.
Aircraft & Propulsion

KLM To Cut Up To 5,000 Jobs, Citing ‘New Reality’

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jul 31, 2020
Dutch airline KLM said it would cut 4,500-5,000 jobs as it embarks on a post-COVID-19 road to recovery that is set to be “long and fraught with uncertainty.” 
Airlines & Lessors

EU Approves Dutch Government Aid For KLM

By Victoria Moores Jul 14, 2020
Dutch carrier KLM has secured EU approval for €3.4 billion ($3.9 billion) in government-support measures, which the European Commission (EC) described as “urgent liquidity support.”
Airlines & Lessors

KLM Secures $3.8B State Aid With Sustainability Conditions

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 26, 2020
Dutch carrier KLM has secured a total of €3.4 billion ($3.8 billion) in government support through a state-guaranteed loan and a direct loan to help it withstand the COVID-19 crisis, adding to the €7 billion France has granted to sister airline Air France.
Airlines & Lessors

European Carriers Plan Tentative Increases In Flight Schedules

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 05, 2020
European carriers are taking the first steps towards restoring parts of their flight schedules, after the COVID-19 pandemic left most carriers grounding virtually their entire fleets. 
Airlines & Lessors

KLM Restoring Service On Eight Routes

By David Casey May 05, 2020
SkyTeam member KLM is restarting seven routes that were suspended in compliance with COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
Airlines & Lessors

Netherlands Pledges Up To $4.4B Aid For KLM Amid COVID-19 Crisis

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 27, 2020
The Dutch government plans to provide €2-4 billion ($2.2-4.4 billion) in COVID-19 crisis-related financial assistance to KLM, following on France’s pledged €7 billion to help Air France and the Air France-KLM group.
Airlines & Lessors

KLM, Philips Set Up China-Europe Cargo Air Bridge

By Alan Dron Apr 09, 2020
Dutch flag-carrier KLM is combining with the Netherlands government and health technology conglomerate Royal Philips in creating a “cargo air bridge” for essential medical supplies from China to Europe.
Airlines & Lessors


English Text by Bradley Perrett Jan 03, 2020
AIr Transport & MRO

Leaving Skyteam, China Southern Maintaining Deep Cooperation

By Bradley Perrett Dec 26, 2019
China Southern Airlines will maintain deep cooperation with Skyteam members after leaving the alliance at year’s end.
Air Transport