KLM

Feb 16 '17 09:07

French-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM saw a significant increase in profits over 2016. The net profit for the company amounted to 792 million euros last year, compared to 118 million in 2015. The operating result also increased sharply to 1.05 billion euros, NU.nl reports

The company benefited from cost cutting measures and a lower fuel bill. But did suffer from an increasing

Feb 9 '17 11:18

Discount airlines may soon offer cheap trans-Atlantic flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Budget airline Norwegian plans to start offering long-haul flights from Schiphol by next year, CEO of the airline Bjorn Kjos confirmed to Luchtvaartnieuws.nl. 

Feb 8 '17 15:15

Schiphol and KLM launched a boarding experiment using a special face recognizing door with which passengers can board a plane without having to show their passport and boarding pass more than once, Aviation Tribune reports.

Jan 31 '17 07:46

Six Iranians have been stuck in a lounge behind passport control at Schiphol airport since Saturday. They were traveling with KLM from Teheran to the United States when president to people from Iran and six other Muslim countries. When they tried to get on their next flight at Schiphol, they were told they could go no further.

Jan 30 '17 16:45

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants a debate on new American president Donald Trump's decision to borders to asylum seekers and other people from seven Muslim countries. The D66 and GroenLinks first raised the call for a debate on Sunday and they are now supported by the PvdA, CDA, SP, ChristenUnie, PvdD, Group Kuzu/Ozturk and parliamentarian Norbert Klein, NU.nl reports.

Dozens protest at Schiphol against Donald Trump banning people from 7 Muslim countries from the U.S., 29 Jan 2017
Jan 30 '17 08:21

Dozens of people gathered at Schiphol airport on Sunday to protest against a ban on asylum seekers and people from seven Muslim countries Donald Trump implemented in the United States. They carried signs reading "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here", "Trump psychopath", "Human rights for ALL" and "Muslim ban is racist, xenophobic, not normal. Rise up". One protester was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.

Jan 27 '17 16:40

KLM is allowed to without getting permission from the works council, the Enterprise Chamber of the court ruled on Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the works council, ANP reports.

Jan 11 '17 12:40

Schiphol opened its doors for too many airlines and that is why the airport is now nearing its limit in flight movements, according to airline KLM. That means that KLM can no longer grow at the airport and that is bad for the economy, KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said to newspaper AD on Wednesday.

Jan 9 '17 14:15

In December Air France-KLM again transported significantly more passengers than in December 2015, an upward trend that can be seen across several months. As in previous months, the increase was visible in all parts of the airline group, AD reports. 

Air France-KLM transported a total of 7.2 million passengers in December, 7.6 percent more than the same month in 2015. Air France saw a 3 percent increase, KLM saw 8 percent more. Transavia's passengers increased by more than a third to 800 thousand.

Fog at Schiphol Airport, 28 Oct 2016
Dec 30 '16 11:02

For the third consecutive day flights are being delayed and canceled at Schiphol airport due to thick fog causing visibility problems. A spokesperson could not give exact numbers, but told NU.nl that dozens of flights will be canceled today.

"A day of nuisance" is expected. "However, the outlook is somewhat better, but it remains to be seen", the spokesperson said. Around 10:00 a.m. the average delay for inbound and outbound flights was at over an hour. 

Dec 27 '16 13:45

A Drunk passenger bit a KLM flight attendant on the ear on flight KL605 from Amsterdam to San Francisco last week, the Telegraaf reports.

According to the newspaper, the passenger and his girlfriend were already quite drunk while boarding. It is unclear why they were allowed on the plane. During the flight the attendants refused to serve them any more alcohol. And they decided to make a fuss, including drinking alcohol they brought with them and even lighting a cigarette.

Dec 16 '16 15:00

KLM and pilots union VNV reached an agreement on a pension scheme for the pilots, the union confirmed to NU.nl. This means that all planned labor actions are now off the table and both parties stopped

According to VNV, with this agreement KLM is preventing "rising labor unrest among its pilot corps". The union would not expand on the price details of the agreement.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Nov 24 '16 15:20

KLM is stoopping its direct flights between Schiphol and Doha, the capital of Qatar, from next summer. The Dutch airline flew this route for 33 years, but competition from Qatar Airways - who started flying the same route in June last year - means that the flight to and from Qatar is no longer profitable, KLM announced on Thursday, ANP reports.

Nov 8 '16 08:17

The KLM cabin crew members will again be striking before each departing flight at Schiphol oon Wednesday. The plan is to strike for 40 minutes before each flight unions VNC and FNV announced on Monday.

Nov 3 '16 11:10

Air France-KLM is setting up a new subsidiary to compete with companies from particularly the Gulf countries. According to the French-Dutch airline, companies such as Emirates are able to work at laower costs in markets where Air France-KLM want to grow, NU.nl reports.

Nov 2 '16 12:10

The KLM cabin crew members are increasing the labor actions they are performing against the airline's plans to From Thursday the crew members will strike for 30 minutes before each flight, ANP reports.

Oct 27 '16 13:25

KLM's independence will not be compromised by the new strategy for Air France-KLM that CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is presenting early next month, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance assured parliament after several dais of intensive discussions with the CEO, NOS reports.

Oct 25 '16 12:49

On Monday KLM cabin crew members will strike for 10 minutes before ach flight, according to union FNV. These labor actions started at 5:00 a.m. and will continue throughout Monday until 11:00 p.m. The cabin crew members are demanding that KLM not , ANP reports.

Oct 24 '16 10:51

On Monday KLM cabin crew members will strike for 10 minutes before ach flight, according to union FNV. These labor actions started at 5:00 a.m. and will continue throughout Monday until 11:00 p.m. The cabin crew members are demanding that KLM not remove a crew member from some long flights, ANP reports.

These strikes will result in at least 10 minutes of delay per flight. The strikes will happen before passengers are allowed on board. 

Oct 11 '16 14:00

Union FNV is calling on KLM cabin crew members to start with labor actions on Wednesday. During these actions the crew members will adhere strictly to the letter of all KLM rules, with no flexibility. This is in protest against the airline's plan to remove one flight attendant from a number of long flights

Oct 7 '16 11:00

Former football player and ALS sufferer Fernando Ricksen was told he could not get onto a KLM flight from Valencia to Amsterdam on Thursday. He was refused because he is unable to loosen his seat belt by himself, his biographer Vincent de Vries said to the Gelderlander.

Oct 6 '16 15:00

KLM flight attendants are starting labor actions from Monday in protest to the airline's decision to remove a cabin member on some long flights. Cabin crew union VNC informed KLM negotiator about the actions by letter.

Oct 6 '16 08:50

Behind the scenes KLM is transferring flights from Amsterdam to Paris as a result of a power struggle within Air France-KLM, the Telegraaf reports based on "multiple sources". This transfer of flights is resulting in job losses in the Netherlands, according to the newspaper.

Sep 6 '16 15:10

KLM and trade union FNV reached an agreement on a collective bargaining agreement for the airline's ground crew, the union announced in a press conference on Tuesday. This brings an end to a long running dispute between the airline and union as well as to any strikes the union had planned.

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