KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline operating under its original name. In 2004 Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brand names and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate in three core activities whilst maintaining their own identities – passenger transport, cargo transport, and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM is a leader in the airline industry and offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France, Delta Air Lines and Alitalia. With approximately 250 daily trans-Atlantic flights and a fleet of around 150 aircraft, the joint venture between AIR FRANCE-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines provides customers with the benefits of a vast route network offering more frequent flights, competitive fares and harmonized services on all trans-Atlantic flights.
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