Articles tagged “klm”

KLM CEO Still Sees Slow Recovery Even as More Flights Resume

KLM CEO Still Sees Slow Recovery Even as More Flights Resume

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM has a powerful brand and should be able to withstand this crisis. But it is not a good time for legacy European airlines that usually rely on lucrative corporate travelers.

2 weeks ago

Dutch and French Governments Close to Terms On Air France-KLM Bailout, Sources Say

Dutch and French Governments Close to Terms On Air France-KLM Bailout, Sources Say

Toby Sterling and Laurence Frost, Reuters

It was only a matter of time until the governments hashed out the details. Air France and KLM are too important to each country. And both airlines need help.

2 weeks ago

KLM Plans to Steadily Increase Flights Through End of Summer

KLM Plans to Steadily Increase Flights Through End of Summer

Toby Sterling, Reuters

KLM's plan to operate as much as 60 percent of its summer capacity by August is a signal of relaxing travel restrictions, but demand for fly-to destinations is still a major uncertainty in the travel industry's coronavirus recovery.

3 weeks ago

KLM Will Add Summer Flights to European Tourist Destinations

KLM Will Add Summer Flights to European Tourist Destinations

Toby Sterling, Reuters

Airlines are increasing flights as some demand recovers. But it's a long way from normal. Good thing KLM likely will get government money to prop it up.

1 month ago

Air France Finally Secures $7.6 Billion State Rescue Package

Air France Finally Secures $7.6 Billion State Rescue Package

Baczynska and Robin Emmott, Reuters

The waiting has paid off. The European Commission's seal of approval will be welcomed by Air France, but raise a few eyebrows among other carriers — in particular Ryanair's Michael O'Leary.

2 months ago

Air France-KLM Will Receive At Least $10 Billion in Bailouts From France and Netherlands

Air France-KLM Will Receive At Least $10 Billion in Bailouts From France and Netherlands

Angela Charlton and Mike Corder, The Associated Press

Air France and KLM are two of the most storied aviation brands in the world. Their national governments are not going to let them going out of business — no matter what it takes.

3 months ago

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For the moment, the drop in fuel price is benefiting Air France-KLM, but if the coronavirus outbreak doesn't ease off, this could all change.

5 months ago

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

John Hermse, Ellen Proper, and Fred Pals, Bloomberg

The Dutch government is learning that getting buy-in for a second airport may be harder than they realized when climate concerns are taken into account.

7 months ago

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

Associated Press

This decision raises concerns about rising ticket prices due to reduced competition. The U.S. Transportation Department said it will try to ensure a competitive marketplace, but that may prove difficult to do.

8 months ago

France’s Government Criticizes the Netherlands for Favoring KLM

France’s Government Criticizes the Netherlands for Favoring KLM

Francois de Beaupuy, Bloomberg

At Skift Global Forum last month, Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith said the issues between France and the Netherlands were more of a media creation than a real thing. Recent events, however, suggest otherwise. Now, it's France complaining it's not getting its fair share.

9 months ago

Do the Netherlands Really Want Fewer Tourists? Depends on Who You Ask

Do the Netherlands Really Want Fewer Tourists? Depends on Who You Ask

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Amsterdam has too many tourists. Amsterdam should welcome more flights. The Dutch city has become the perfect place to illustrate the competing and overlapping aims of a tourist economy.

1 year ago

KLM Has Some Unusual Advice for Its Customers: Fly Less

KLM Has Some Unusual Advice for Its Customers: Fly Less

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It may sound entirely counterintuitive — even disingenuous — for an airline to urge its passengers to think twice before flying. But in the era of "flying shame," KLM's latest brand messaging might just end up being ahead of the curve.

1 year ago