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A KLM 777 departing in 2019. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

KLM Increases Destinations in South America, Caribbean

KLM announced Wednesday that its route network was closer to operating at full strength as it raises the number of destinations it is serving within South America and the Caribbean, reaching 2019 levels with 17 destinations at the end of the quarter. Destinations currently served in South America include the likes of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Bogota, Colombia and San José and Liberia, Costa Rica, among others. Both destinations in Costa Rica have been recently…

KLM Cityhopper Takes First Embraer E195-E2

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ subsidiary KLM Cityhopper has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, registered PH-NXA. The aircraft will be the first of the type in the regional airline’s fleet and is leased from ICBC Aviation Leasing. The delivery took place at Embraer's production facilities in Brazil. The…

KLM Halts Intercontinental Flights in Response to New Travel Restrictions

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has suspended 270 flights to the Netherlands, including all of its intercontinental services, after new government regulations were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to intercontinental flights, certain routes between Amsterdam and other European destinations will be canceled indefinitely beginning on Jan.…

KLM to Resume Service to Second Chinese City

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced in a press release that it will resume flying direct to Hangzhou, China from its Amsterdam hub beginning Aug. 27. The flight will only be operated once a week via Incheon, South Korea with a Boeing 777-200. However, the airline has intentions to add a…

Controller Mistakenly Clears a KLM 737 to Line-Up Ahead of…

The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) investigators have revealed that KLM Cityhopper pilots aborted the take-off at high speed (above 85 knots) after hearing that runway controller issued a take-off clearance to another aircraft for the same runway. The incident took place at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 27…

Trip Report: A Disappointing Journey on One of KLM’s Most…

As a typical AvGeek, I’ve always taken any opportunity possible to fly on the most unique and unusual aircraft flying the friendly skies. I’ve flown from Phoenix to New York via San Francisco and Chicago to fly on a United 747-400 before it retired, from New York and back via…

KLM Prepares for Its Final Fokker 70 Commercial Flight

Following a 97 year partnership between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, KLM Cityhopper and the aircraft manufacturer Fokker, the airline is now phasing out its Fokker 70 fleet in an effort to operate more modern aircraft. This phase out marks the end of a extraordinary period for the Dutch airline industry,…