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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

 
Publication date : 14 June 2013