Tag Archives: KLM

New subsidiary airline to ‘Boost’ Air France-KLM performance

(updated) Air France-KLM has announced the surrection of a new airline in a move to become more effective and efficient, and to recapture lost market share. The new subsidiary will be a long-haul ‘innovative’ airline, which is provisionally named ‘Boost’. By 2020 this airline should operate ten long-haul aircraft. The type has not been specified […]

KLM’s flies orange 777-300ER

KLM has introduced a special unique orange-coloured Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft has painted the nose and a large part of its upper fuselage in orange. The aft fuselage is still blue. The introduction of the special aircraft was the result of a social media post KLM published on King’s Day 2015 in The Netherlands. KLM’s […]

Robot to guide KLM-passengers

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin testing the robot ‘Spencer’ at its homebase Amsterdam Schiphol Airport tomorrow, Monday 30 November. The robot is being developed to guide KLM passengers to their connecting flight at the airport. Every day, travellers miss their connecting flights for all sorts of reasons, including delays, restricted transfer times, losing their […]

KLM receives first Dreamliner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has received its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft, registered PH-BHC and named ‘Zonnebloem’ (Sunflower) arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport this morning, Saturday 14 November. Immediately after arrival, the aircraft went to one of the KLM hangars at Schiphol for final checks. On Sunday 22 November the aircraft makes three promotion […]

First KLM 787-9 almost ready

KLM will receive its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in November. Boeing is working hard to finish the aircraft. KLM has published photographs of its first Dreamliner, including this one. The first 787-9 will be registered PH-BHA. The airline has 21 Dreamliners on order, and six are of the double-stretch 787-10 version. KLM will start operating […]

Xiamen Airlines performs inaugural flight to Amsterdam

Xiamen Airlines (China) has performed its inaugural flight of its new scheduled service to Amsterdam today, 27 June 2015. At 6.25 a.m. local time the aircraft arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, about half an hour late. The return flight to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is to depart at 12.35 local time. Amsterdam is the airline’s […]

KLM orders Embraer 175

KLM has ordered 15 Embraer 175 E-jets to replace the current 19-strong Fokker 70 fleet of its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper. The airline also ordered two extra E190s, an addition to the 28 of the type it already operates. Together with Air France’s regional affiliate HOP! an option is placed for another 17 E-jets. In […]