Articles tagged “klm”

France and Dutch Governments Promise Cooperation After Reports of Air France-KLM Rift

France and Dutch Governments Promise Cooperation After Reports of Air France-KLM Rift

Ania Nussbaum and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

The Dutch government recently took a stake in Air France-KLM so it would have more leverage in group-level dynamics. It wasn't cheap, but ministers calculated this was only way to ensure executives in Paris would listen to Dutch interests. Will it work?

3 weeks ago

The Politics Behind Air France-KLM’s Peace Deal

The Politics Behind Air France-KLM’s Peace Deal

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers has done a fine job with his airline. It is a good thing he is staying put. But how will he work with group CEO Ben Smith? We'll find out.

4 weeks ago

Air France-KLM Moves to Simplify Airline Group

Air France-KLM Moves to Simplify Airline Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ben Smith is talking the talk right now, but unlike his predecessors who disappointed: Will he be able to walk the walk?

4 weeks ago

Air France and KLM Bosses May Become Deputy CEOs in Peace Deal

Air France and KLM Bosses May Become Deputy CEOs in Peace Deal

Angeline Benoit and Ellen Proper, Bloomberg

Did Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith, facing a rebellion of sorts from KLM, just blink? The answer may be in the details of a still-fluid governance agreement between the two airlines.

4 weeks ago

It’s Time to Let Air France-KLM’s New CEO Take Charge

It’s Time to Let Air France-KLM’s New CEO Take Charge

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers is one of the most respected airline managers in the world. But KLM is not an independent airline and ultimately he should be accountable to group CEO Ben Smith.

1 month ago

KLM Managers Raise Possibility of Strikes if CEO Is Removed

KLM Managers Raise Possibility of Strikes if CEO Is Removed

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM doesn't function like a normal airline group, so any display of power from one side was always going to lead to retaliation. But who's going to blink first?

1 month ago

Air France-KLM Plotting to Oust CEO of Dutch Airline

Air France-KLM Plotting to Oust CEO of Dutch Airline

Ellen Proper and Ania Nussbaum , Bloomberg

Air France-KLM really isn't a happy family. How long can it continue to exist in its current form if the two airlines can't work together?

1 month ago

How Air France-KLM’s CEO Wants It to Be Like Other Airline Groups

How Air France-KLM’s CEO Wants It to Be Like Other Airline Groups

Patrick Whyte, Skift

New CEO Benjamin Smith is trying to do something his predecessors failed at — bring Air France and KLM closer together. The two airlines need to work in sync more if the group is going to compete better with rivals in Europe.

5 months ago

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?

6 months 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.

8 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.

10 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.

10 months ago