The Airline: KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij)



Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., doing business as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, pronounced [ˌkɔnɪŋkləkə ˌlʏxtfaːrt maːtsxɑˈpɛi̯], literally "Royal Aviation Company"; usual English translation: Royal Dutch Airlines), is the national airline of the Netherlands and is part of Air France-KLM. KLM's headquarters are in Amstelveen near its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 90 destinations. It is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. As of 31 March 2010, it has 31,787 employees.


The merger of KLM with Air France in May 2004 created Air France-KLM, which is incorporated under French law with headquarters at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Both Air France and KLM continue to fly under their distinct brand names. Air France-KLM is part of the SkyTeam alliance with Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Alitalia, China Southern Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines



Nederlands description below:

De Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (K.L.M, gebruikelijke Engelse term: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) is de nationale luchtvaartmaatschappij van Nederland. Thuishaven is de luchthaven Schiphol bij Amsterdam. KLM is een wereldwijd opererende luchtvaartmaatschappij en vormt de kern van de KLM Groep, waarvan ook KLM cityhopper, Martinair en transavia.com deel uitmaken. KLM is in 2004 gefuseerd met Air France tot de holding Air France-KLM. Onder de holding zijn KLM en Air France beide actief als netwerkmaatschappij. KLM behaalt zijn omzet uit 3 kernactiviteiten, te weten vervoer van passagiers, vrachtvervoer en vliegtuigonderhoud.

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