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KLM is the oldest operational airline in the world at 102 (though British Airways argues that its roots go back further). With a sky-blue livery, KLM acts as the flag carrier of the Netherlands, operating out of its base at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. KLM was a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, and is part of the Air France-KLM Group. (Featured image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

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Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying
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Air France-KLM
Marjan Rintel
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latest KLM Articles

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The World's Oldest Continually-Active Airline: KLM's Fleet In 2023

The Dutch flag carrier will turn 104 years old in a couple of months.

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What Are The Oldest Planes Flying For KLM?

Some of the Dutch flag carrier's aircraft have been active for more than two decades.

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Inside SkyTeam - The Youngest Major Airline Alliance

The youngest of the world's major airline alliances turned 23 this summer - what does the future hold for SkyTeam?

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Air France-KLM Group Posts €604 Million Q2 Net Income

The Air France-KLM Group, which includes Transavia, has delivered strongly in Q2 and is well on the way to a full post-COVID recovery.

KLM Joins IATA In Appeal Against Flight Constraints At Amsterdam Schiphol

A consortium of airlines and industry advocates is fighting back against Dutch ruling that could reduce number of flights at Schiphol.

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Air France-KLM Sees Cargo Demand Continuing To Soften Post-COVID

Revenues for the Franco-Dutch aviation group fell nearly 34% between Q2 2022 and 2023 amid lowered global demand for air freight.

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Air France-KLM & Pointspay Launch 'Flying Blue+' To Offer New Online Payment Method

Shoppers now have an easy way to earn miles from retail spending.

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What Is The KLM Bus?

The service connects four Dutch cities with the carrier's main hub.

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Top 3: History's Most Audacious Airport Robberies

Some of these heists involved the theft of diamonds and other gems worth millions of dollars.

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KLM Wants Some Passengers To Stop Flying & Start Taking The Train

Passengers traveling the 200 miles between Amsterdam and Brussels are encouraged to take Thalys' rail alternative to cut air emissions.

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Dutch Government Wins Case To Cut Flights At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The high court has decided the Government's plan to reduce flights by 12% can go ahead.

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KLM Reveals Stunning New Business Class Seat For Boeing 777

KLM is offering a sharp new product on the pointy end of its 777-300ER.

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What Is KLM Asia And Why Does It Exist?

British Airways used to have a similar subsidiary.

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KLM Is Giving Away Free Flights To People With Regional UK Accents

Three main prize winners will have the possibility to record the voiceover for a new radio commercial, with six runner-ups also receiving tickets.

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KLM Will Invest In New Planes & Fly Them At Night To Meet Dutch Noise Targets

The Dutch flag carrier aims to slash noise pollution at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by up to 20% during the daytime and 15% at night.

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KLM Will Exceed Its 2019 UK Schedule With 477 Weekly Flights This Summer

The SkyTeam airline serves 17 UK destinations.

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Air France-KLM Eyes New Widebodies For Future Fleet Needs

What does the future hold for Air France-KLMs sizeable fleet of Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s?

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Investigation Reveals Oven Fire Led To KLM Boeing 777 Diversion

Near the start of 2023, a KLM Boeing 777-200ER was forced to return to Amsterdam after an electrical fire arose in he cabin.

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Air France Economy vs KLM Economy – Which Is Best?

Have you been onboard Air France or KLM? Which economy cabin do you prefer?

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Undercover Boss! KLM CEO Spotted Serving Passengers On Long-Haul Flight

Still in her first year as CEO, Marjan Rintel was spotted in another role: Serving passengers on a flight between Los Angeles and Amsterdam.