KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, known as KLM Airlines, is the flag carrier airline of Netherlands. The airline is the oldest in the world carrying on under its original name when it started in1919.
The airline operates with a fleet of 115 aircraft comprising 102 Boeing aircraft and 13 Airbus aircraft. KLM Airlines flies to 145 cities throughout the world through its 77 medium-haul and 68 long-haul flights.
The airline operates from its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol near Amsterdam.
The IATA code for KLM Airlines is KL. The ICAO code for KLM Airlines is KLM. The Callsign for KLM Airlines is KLM.
A unique joint venture has been entered into between Delta Airlines, Air France, Alitalia and KLM Airlines whereby passengers are offered affordable flights between Europe and Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Along with its main hub in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, KLM Airlines takes advantage of its joint venture partner Air France to use the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris as an additional hub.
Subsidiaries and Codeshare Agreements
KLM Airlines has entered into codeshare agreements with 44 airlines throughout the world enabling the airline to offer flights to 145 cities across the world.
KLM Airlines has several subsidiaries that include Kenya Airways, Transavia France, Transavia, Martin Air, KLM Asia and KLM Cityhopper.
SkyTeam Airline Alliance
KLM Airlines is an alliance partner of SkyTeam enabling the airline to offer services to 1062 destinations across the world through its 20-member airlines. The SkyTeam alliance has clocked impressive figures. It serves 1062 cities in 177 countries with 17,343 daily departures. It carries 666 million passengers every year. It also offers 672 lounges for the comfort of passengers.
KLM Airlines FlyingBlue
KLM Airlines runs a frequent flyer program known as FlyingBlue. The program offers Miles for the flying that is done on KLM Airlines. The program offers 4 levels of membership with varying benefits. The Miles earned can be redeemed for various benefits under the program. The program also offers benefits jointly with other partners drawn from travel-related and lifestyle-leisure-related partners for both earning Miles and spending them.
KLM Airlines Fare Class
KLM Airlines offers World Business Class, Europe Business Class, Economy Class and La Premiere of Air France classes of fares.
The World Business Class fare is comfort personified with flat bed conversion of seat during nights and a canopy for privacy. The fare offers all the top class services an airline can possibly provide, which include a sleeper seat that can recline to almost 180 degrees and a massage unit attached, personal entertainment system, newspapers, magazines, in-seat power and a designed comfort kit.
The Europe Business Class fare offers comfort on flights within Europe.
The La Premiere of Air France is similar to World Business Class. Passengers get special benefits at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
Recognition for KLM Airlines
KLM Airlines has been recognized as the world’s most punctual airline by being awarded the FlightStats Punctuality Award.
KLM Airlines has been voted as the Best Airline by TravMagazine.