Air France-KLM Move to Support Electric Aircraft with Ampaire

Aircraft support provider Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has taken steps to support electric aircraft, signing a memorandum of understanding with US electric aviation pioneer Ampaire. The move, announced on October 19, means the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) giant will accelerate its familiarity with…

KLM Promotes Fleet Renewal to Reverse Proposed Capacity Cuts at…

KLM is proposing a fleet renewal program as the main solution to reducing noise pollution and CO2 emissions at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. The announcement comes after the Netherlands parliament proposed cutting the number of annual flight movements at the airline’s hub from 500,000 to 440,000 by the end of 2023.…

More Travel Chaos at Amsterdam Schiphol, CEO Steps Down

The summer of problems and delays that has been plaguing travelers all around the world, especially in Europe, shows no sign of fading away. Even as the official end of the summer in the northern hemisphere is quickly approaching and will come in just a few days, some airports are…

Air France-KLM Sees Strong Second Quarter Despite Operational Challenges

Operational difficulties arose in Europe and the United States, mainly due to labor shortages at airports, lots of flight cancellations and understaffed airports grappling with mountains of lost luggage. According to Business Insider over the past seven years, 2022 had the highest percentage of delayed flights (19 percent) and the highest…

KLM Repays Dutch Government Pandemic Aid Loan

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines completed the repayment of the last part of the loan it had agreed with the Dutch State and private banks in 2020. With the repayment of 277 million euros, the Netherlands’ largest airline finally returned the amount received as part of the aid package to cope…

KLM and Transavia Choose Recaro Seats for A320neo, A321neo Jets

At the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, seat manufacturer Recaro announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia will equip new Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft with BL3710 and SL3710 seats, designed for economy classes. Deliveries to Transavia, which is owned by Air France-KLM, are scheduled to begin in September…

ITA Airways Privatization Hits Road Bumps

Potential buyers for Italian flag carrier ITA Airways want more information about the carrier's business plan and have sent the company more than 200 questions about the airline's future as it continues to look toward a future away from government ownership. However, the airline's president, Alfredo Altavilla, remains confident that…

Schiphol Airport Asks Airlines to Cancel Flights Due to Staff…

One of Europe’s busiest airports is set to have further disruption this weekend after an unannounced baggage handlers strike caused chaos last weekend. According to Reuters Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is seeking to prevent repeat scenes at the airport similar to those experienced on 23 April by asking airlines to manage…

KLM Receives Blame from Unions for Strikes, Chaos at Schiphol…

With Dutch schools closing for the May holiday on Friday, Schiphol Airport was gearing up for its biggest weekend since Covid-19 broke out in March 2020. The Dutch airport had already advised travelers in the run-up to the weekend that they could expect large crowds and long lines throughout the…