Articles tagged “klm”

Travel Could Gain From Apple’s Augmented Reality Push

Travel Could Gain From Apple’s Augmented Reality Push

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Of all travel companies, TripAdvisor has the most to gain by taking advantage of the expanding augmented reality functionality of iPhones and other devices. Overlaying rich hotel and restaurant reviews on real-world scenes could be widely popular. Will it act?

1 month ago

Air France-KLM Struggles as Strikes Hit Profit

Air France-KLM Struggles as Strikes Hit Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Employee unrest at Air France took its toll. The airline group really needs to appoint a new CEO soon so it can get back on track.

3 months ago

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Until Air France-KLM implements a long-term cohesive strategy, it probably will keep falling behind its main competitors, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Group. But unless the macroeconomic environment changes, it should be OK. Even with rising fuel prices, now is a good time to be in the airline business.

4 months ago

Air France and KLM Will Stay Together Despite Recent Turmoil: KLM CEO

Air France and KLM Will Stay Together Despite Recent Turmoil: KLM CEO

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers is honest. He knows some of his employees question why KLM, which is thriving, needs its long-term marriage to Air France. But Elbers knows that in airlines, the biggest carrier usually wins. Plus, he knows there's no other way forward. For better or worse, Air France and KLM are probably together forever.

4 months ago

KLM Is Becoming Increasingly Frustrated With Partner Air France

KLM Is Becoming Increasingly Frustrated With Partner Air France

Ellen Proper, Bloomberg

Given all the problems of late, it's not surprising to see KLM flexing its muscles. We'll be keeping an eye on who the airline group picks to replace departing CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac.

5 months ago

Air France Employees Should Look in the Mirror to Understand Why Their CEO Just Quit

Air France Employees Should Look in the Mirror to Understand Why Their CEO Just Quit

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

In the 1980s, workers at some U.S. airlines chose not to change with the times and accept pay cuts and work rule changes. Many of the airlines they worked for no longer exist. That almost certainly won't happen at Air France — there's national pride at stake — but it's still an ominous comparison.

5 months ago

Air France-KLM and Jet Airways Partner on India-Europe Flights

Air France-KLM and Jet Airways Partner on India-Europe Flights

P R Sanjai and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India is rapidly becoming one of the largest air travel markets in the world, and Air France-KLM wants to be an even bigger part of it.

11 months ago

Interview: Air France-KLM CEO on Millennials and Unions of All Kinds

Interview: Air France-KLM CEO on Millennials and Unions of All Kinds

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is there a tougher job in the airline industry than making Air France more nimble? It's an airline that prides itself on its systems and procedures. But to compete forcefully in the 21st century, an airline must take chances. Air France needs to be more, in that regard, like its Dutch sibling, KLM.

12 months ago

KLM Becomes Among the First Non-Chinese Airlines to Accept WeChat Pay

KLM Becomes Among the First Non-Chinese Airlines to Accept WeChat Pay

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM is a little less reliant on Chinese customers than other major airlines, but it's good to see the Dutch carrier taking the chance on a new way of accepting payments. We're betting it'll work out well for KLM. And we suspect other airlines will follow.

1 year ago

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Joost Akkermans, Bloomberg

For airlines such as KLM, which has sued Schiphol Airport, extensive delays at the airport mean lost revenue. The airport is experimenting with ways to speed passengers through Customs, and that's a good thing.

1 year ago

CEO Interview: KLM CEO on Why His Airline Still Feeds Passengers for Free

CEO Interview: KLM CEO on Why His Airline Still Feeds Passengers for Free

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM may not be a perfect airline, but it's surprisingly spunky considering it's owned by a giant French company that also controls Air France. The two airlines couldn't be more different.

1 year ago

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's amazing how resilient U.S. tourism is. Europeans flock to America during the summer, and while anecdotal evidence suggests some travelers may be altering their plans because of politics, many airlines say they're having no trouble filling seats.

1 year ago