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KLM secures 3.4 billion state aid package

The Dutch government finally agreed on the state aid package for KLM on June 26, announcing the airline will receive EUR 3.4 billion in loans and state-guaranteed loans. A majority of Dutch parliament approved the package on July 2, but not without critical remarks....

KLM blunders with CEO bonus proposal

A blunder or at least a serious misjudgment: that’s the proposed bonus increase for KLM CEO Pieter Elbers. It was on next Thursday’s annual general meeting for KLM’s shareholders but after a storm of criticism has been withdrawn by the supervisory board and Elbers...

100 Years of KLM

October 7th, 2019 marks a unique occasion in the world of commercial aviation, something that had never happened before: the first airline to turn 100 years of continuous operations and under the same brand name. KLM’s CEO, Pieter Elbers, addressed the media at a...

100-year old KLM celebrates as challenges lie ahead

How to celebrate your 100th birthday? KLM knows only one way to do it: BIG and in style. Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij used its founding date October 7 to good effect to invite special guests, former KLM bosses, the minister of Finance, and media to commemorate...
100 Years of KLM

100 Years of KLM

October 7th, 2019 marks a unique occasion in the world of commercial aviation, something that had never happened...

Buying or leasing? That’s the question

Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the...

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Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...

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