**Frequently Asked Questions**

### KLM Corporate

**Is it possible to buy KLM articles, such as toy airplanes and other KLM goodies?
** You can purchase in our webshop several KLM articles.

### KLM Ground Services

**How many pieces of baggage does KLM transport?**

We transport 50,000 pieces a day, that's 29 million a year.

**How many pieces of baggage does KLM transport?**

We transport 50,000 pieces a day, that's29 million a year.

**How many pieces of baggage does KLM handle each hour?**

We handle 2,800 pieces per hour. During peak hours that can increase to 6,000 an hour.

**How many pieces of baggage does KLM handle each hour?**

We handle 2,800 pieces per hour. During peak hours that can increase to 6,000 an hour.

**How large is the baggage basement?**

The total surface area of the baggage basement is 108,000 square meters, the equivalent of 21 football fields.

### KLM Engineering & Maintenance

**How much paint is needed to cover a Boeing 747?**

1000 liters of paint. KLM uses an environmentally friendly painting installation.

**Does KLM also paint aircraft belonging to other airlines?**

Yes, it does the painting for airlines including Aeroflot, Martinair, Cargolux, Arkefly and Virgin Atlantic.

**How many aircraft has KLM painted?**

KLM has painted 500 aircraft since 1992.

### KLM Catering Services

**How much food and drink goes into the average Boeing 747 each day?**

7,000 kilos.

**How much water goes into the KLM fleet water tanks each year?**

The KLM fleet carries a total of 4,400,000 liters each year.

**How many meals does KLM Catering Services prepare each year for the airline industry?**

It makes 24 million meals a year.

**How many suppliers does Catering Services have?**

Catering Services has 130 suppliers.

**How many food and drink trolleys does Catering Services use?**

14,000 trolleys

**How many liters of wine does KLM take on board each year?**

Economy Class: 860,000 liters; World Business Class: 329,000 liters; European flights: 150,000 liters.

### KLM Inflight Services

**How many flight hours can stewards and stewardesses amass during their career?**

We can work this out based on a few celebrations we've had.

KLM has stewards and stewardesses who have run up 10,000, 15,000, even 20,000 hours.

**What is the maximum number of hours a crew member may fly in a single run from Amsterdam?**

14 hours. If this maximum is exceeded, the collective labor agreement applies certain conditions, for instance, guaranteed "horizontal rest" on board.

**How many stewards and stewardesses are working abroad at any one moment?**

One-third of KLM's total staff of 8,700 stewards and stewardesses.

**How many hotels and hotel rooms does KLM need to house its cabin crews around the world?**

Nearly half a million hotel rooms in 125 hotels.

### KLM Flight Operations

**How many pilots does KLM employ?**

Almost 2,700.

**How many pilots are women?**

115 are women.

**Which aircraft types does KLM use?**

Airbus: A330

Boeing: B737, B747, B777

McDonnell Douglas: MD11

Fokker: F70/F100.

Embraer 190

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**How do you become a pilot?**

You have to take training courses at the KLM Flight Academy or other training institute in the Netherlands. However, completing these courses does not guarantee that you'll automatically get a job at KLM. Following their training, job candidates must undergo a thorough selection procedure.

### KLM Cargo

**How many kilos of cargo does the Air France-KLM Cargo combination transport each year?**

In Fiscal 2009/10: AIR FRANCE KL in total 1,46 million tons (cargo and mail); KLM transported 540,000.

**How many containers does KLM Cargo have?**

KLM has 4,500 containers.

**How many pallets does KLM Cargo have?**

KLM has 7,600 pallets.

**How many horse stalls does KLM Cargo have?**

KLM has 85 horse stalls.

**How many horses does KLM Cargo transport each year?**

Air France-KLM Cargo transports thousands of horses around the world each year.

**How much artwork does KLM Cargo transport each year?**

1500 pieces.

**How many kilos of flowers, plants, and bulbs does KLM Cargo transport each year?**

3 million kilos.

**How much cargo can a Boeing 747 Freighter carry at one time?**

112,670 kilos.

**How far can a fully loaded Boeing 747 Freighter fly?**

9,200 kilometers.