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KLM becomes full owner of Martinair

KLM and A.P. Moller - Maersk Group have agreed on the sale of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group’s 50% stake in Martinair to KLM, with the transaction being cleared by the European Commission yesterday. KLM already held a 50% stake in Martinair for a number of years previously. With this acquisition, KLM aims to strengthen its strategic position and to extend its network and services to the customer.

KLM launches scheduled service to Calgary

On commencement of its forthcoming summer schedule, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch scheduled service to Calgary in Canada. Calgary represents the biggest market in Canada not yet served by KLM. The scheduled service will be operated using Airbus 330-200 equipment.

KLM to serve meals by US chef Daniel Green

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today started a culinary collaboration with television chef Daniel Green, who has designed meals for passengers travelling in KLM’s Economy Class from the United States. Chef Green is widely known for his focus on healthy eating.

Sergio Herman announced as new master chef for KLM

From December 1, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will serve its World Business Class passengers meals created by Dutch master chef Sergio Herman of Restaurant Oud Sluis in Zeeland.

KLM launches Amsterdam - Liverpool service

On commencement of its 2009 summer schedule, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans to launch a new service between Amsterdam and Liverpool. KLM’s extensive network will seamlessly connect Liverpool with over a hundred destinations worldwide.

First new Embraer for KLM Cityhopper

KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, had taken delivery of its first Embraer 190 E-jet at the head office of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer in São José dos Campos.

KLM warns customers about fraudulent emails

North American customers of various airlines are being sent ‘phishing’ or ‘scam’ e-mails that often look like a booking confirmation from a reputable airline. These e-mails contain links to pages that ask for personal details or are infected with viruses providing access to your computer. KLM is advising customers that they will never ask for personal details in an e-mail.

KLM announces restyled Flying Blue programme

To capture the dynamic success and innovative spirit of the first 3 years of Flying Blue, KLM have completely redesigned the look and feel of the programme, uniting the corporate colours of Air France and KLM in a modern, stylish look.

Northwest Airlines cancels three international routes

KLM’s Trans-Atlantic joint venture partner Northwest Airlines has announced a cancellation of flights between Detroit - Düsseldorf and Hartford - Amsterdam, effective October 1, 2008. As from the same date flights between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Paris will be suspended, to be resumed on March 28, 2009.

A touch of EURO 2008 for World Business Class meals

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will introduce new meals on board as of June 1. Inspired by the Euro 2008 soccer championship, all World Business Class meals have been created by a Swiss master chef. The accompanying wines were produced in Austria. Economy Class passengers will be offered a choice of Oriental and Western meals from leading brands.

Farewell to paper tickets on KLM flights

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that as of June 1st it will only issue e-tickets for its flights. The transition to 100% e ticketing is in line with the airline industry’s goal of driving paper out of the ticket process. Eliminating paper tickets will save the equivalent of 50,000 mature trees each year and save the airline industry up to USD 3 billion annually.

KLM increases fuel surcharge

Due to the high level of fuel prices KLM is increasing its fuel surcharge by 4 euros per segment on intra European flights and by 10 euros per segment on all intercontinental flights. This increase is valid on KLM tickets which are purchased in The Netherlands.

KLM selects End2End Connectivity for global SMS delivery

The leading mobile messaging provider End2End Connectivity has today announced that it has been selected by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to provide the SMS delivery of flight status notifications (FSN).

False bomb threat on KLM flight from Aruba

During the boarding of flight KL0734 from Aruba Airport Reina Beatrix to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on April 24 at around 21:00 local time, one of the passengers told fellow passengers that he had placed a bomb in one of the onboard toilets. This was reported to the captain, whereupon the passenger in question was immediately arrested and removed from the aircraft, along with his baggage.

KLM brings Schiphol closer with BluelinQ

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines this week launched BluelinQ via its website The new service will enable passengers to travel quickly, simply and economically to and from Schiphol. BluelinQ is primarily aimed at passengers traveling from outside the Randstad area.