KLM transported record 34 million passengers in 2018

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KLM's new Dreamliner Boeing 787 boarding for its first flight on Sunday, Nov 22nd, 2015 (Photo: @WandrMe/Twitter). (KLM's new Dreamliner Boeing 787 boarding for its first flight on Sunday, Nov 22nd, 2015 (Photo: @WandrMe/Twitter))

KLM transported a record number of almost 34.2 million passengers last year, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to 2017. According to the Dutch airline, the increase was greatest in Europe and North and South America, ANP reports.

The occupancy rate - how many seats in the airplane was filled - increased by 0.7 percent to a record 89.1 percent. The Dutch airline's worldwide network expanded by four destinations to a total of 166 last year. The total KLM group, including Transavia Netherlands, welcomed 43 million passengers last year.

"A great achievement that we as a whole KLM group can be proud of", KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said, according to the news wire.

Air France-KLM transported over 100 million passengers last year, an increase of 2.8 percent. Air France transported 51.4 million people and budget airline Transavia 15.8 million. 

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