Articles tagged “klm”

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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

New Accor and Air France-KLM Loyalty Partnership Raises Bar for Targeting Biz Travelers

New Accor and Air France-KLM Loyalty Partnership Raises Bar for Targeting Biz Travelers

Grant Martin, Skift

Like a similar program now in place between American and Hyatt, the partnership between Accor and Air France-KLM aims to share customers between similar target markets. Unlike its American cousin though, this partnership is open to all loyalty tiers.

3 months ago

Air France-KLM CEO Says Company Would Consider Buying a Competitor

Air France-KLM CEO Says Company Would Consider Buying a Competitor

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Air France-KLM merger has been a textbook example of how hard it is to meld corporate cultures. But CEO Ben Smith isn't letting that deter him from taking a look at new acquisitions. Too soon?

4 months ago

Air France-KLM Losses Grow as Competition Intensifies

Air France-KLM Losses Grow as Competition Intensifies

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Competition is tough in Europe at the moment and Air France-KLM's losses don't look good. But it's traditionally a weak quarter for airlines so things should get better during spring and summer.

5 months ago

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?

7 months 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.

7 months 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?

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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?

7 months 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?

8 months ago