Europe Gets Increasingly Aggressive In Forcing Growth Cuts On Aviation

By David Casey May 19, 2023
Airport caps and route cuts are becoming European governments’ go-to environmental tools, even if they don’t work.
Airports & Networks

Dutch Competition Regulator Clears Schiphol Airport Charge Hikes

By Aaron Karp Apr 24, 2023
Objections from airlines have been rejected by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets.
Airports & Networks

Netherlands To Appeal Court Ruling On Schiphol Airport Capacity Cap

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 12, 2023
Infrastructure Minister Mark Harbers told Dutch MPs that the government would be appealing the ruling.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Dutch Court Rules Schiphol Capacity Limit Plan Does Not Follow EU Rules

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 05, 2023
The ruling comes just a day after Royal Schiphol Group, which operates the airport, set out its own plan to become “quieter and cleaner.”
Safety, Ops & Regulation

KLM, IATA Plan Legal Action Against Dutch Government Over Schiphol Caps

By Aaron Karp Mar 03, 2023
Schiphol Group says the cap of limiting the airport to 460,000 annual flight movements beginning with the 2023/24 winter season is "feasible and workable."
Airports & Networks

Routes In Brief: Rolling Daily Updates

By David Casey Feb 24, 2023
The latest new route announcements, schedule changes and codeshares.
Air Transport

Airlines Look To Rail Partnerships For Sustainability Gains

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 17, 2023
Can European airline tie-ups with rail operators help cut emissions?
Airlines & Lessors

Air France-KLM Orders Seven More A350s In Latest Fleet Renewal Step

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 27, 2023
Three more Airbus A350-900s have been ordered for Air France and four Airbus A350F freighters are now destined for Martinair.
Aircraft & Propulsion

A Template For How An Airline Can Fast-Track Sustainability Pathway

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jan 19, 2023
Air France-KLM is role model for multipronged sustainability strategy.
Airlines & Lessors

Accounting Quirk To Show Lufthansa 787 Delivery As Restart’s First

Sep 02, 2022
An early August delivery to American Airlines was lauded as the first Boeing 787 handover in more than a year, but the manufacturer’s accounting policies mean history will tell a different story.
Airlines & Lessors

KLM To Cut Schiphol Flights As Staffing Issues Mount

By Aaron Karp Jul 11, 2022
The Dutch carrier said long queues at Amsterdam necessitate reduced flying from the airport.
Airlines & Lessors

KLM To Repay Final Part Of Dutch COVID-19 Loans

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 30, 2022
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines says it will repay the final €277 million ($280 million) part of the loans granted by the Dutch government and banks in 2020 to help it through the COVID-19 crisis.  
Airlines & Lessors

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 & Networks

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
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 & Networks

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 & Networks

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