KLM Dutch Airlines


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is a worldwide company based in the Netherlands. It comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper and Transavia. Furthermore, KLM works closely with Air France within the AIR FRANCE KLM holding company, which has existed since the two companies merged in 2004. In terms of financial turnover, AIR FRANCE KLM is the world's largest airline partnership; it also transports the most passengers and is the world's second-largest cargo transporter.

AIR FRANCE KLM's strategy can be expressed in a single expression: One Group, Two Airlines, Three Core Activities. It indicates that KLM maintains its own company identity within the international airline industry. It means that KLM can give substance to its business activities as it sees fit, as long as they are attuned with those of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group as a whole. KLM's core businesses are passenger transport, cargo shipment, and aircraft maintenance. KLM's cargo activities have been fully integrated with those of Air France since 2007.

KLM and Air France each have their own networks. Together they maintain a worldwide network of flight connections based on what they call their Dual-Hub Strategy. The two hubs - transfer airports - are Air France's home base, Paris Charles de Gaulle and KLM's home base, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Together with Air France, KLM offers passengers and cargo shippers more than 250 destinations, whether nonstop connections or links to secondary destinations.