Together, Air France and KLM are Europe’s leading airline group. Outside Europe, AIR FRANCE KLM also has the ambition to rank among the world’s top 10 airlines.
Innovative and enterprising
KLM has always been a pioneer. Owing to our small domestic market, we have always looked across our borders and planned ahead. Innovation is essential if we are to remain the first choice of critical customers. That is why KLM devotes a great deal of time and energy to the development of new products and services. This goes for Passenger, Cargo and Engineering & Maintenance.
Pursuing successful alliances and partnerships
Thanks to its partnerships, KLM has developed into a global player with an outstanding network. In 1989, KLM and Northwest Airlines became the first airlines to engage in transatlantic cooperation. Further partnerships were to follow, including cooperation with Kenya Airways, our merger with Air France, and our accession to the SkyTeam alliance. As a result, KLM and its partners offer the largest global network, with the most unique destinations worldwide. KLM has set its sights on emerging markets such as China and India. We also championed the Open Skies treaty, enabling us to extend our network in the United States. In 2010, Hangzou was the sixth Chinese destination added to the KLM network. At the start of the 2010 summer schedule, KLM will also launch services to Xiamen.
People are the lifeblood KLM
KLM is looking to the future, together with Air France. Thanks to our merger, we can seize new opportunities and operate in a more decisive manner. To achieve our ambitions for a healthy future, we require the input of all KLM staff. They tend to the needs of our passengers and the customers of Cargo and Engineering & Maintenance.