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IATA ICAO Callsign
Foondit7 October 1919; 104 years ago (1919-10-07)
HubsAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
Frequent-fleer programFlying Blue
Fleet size120
Company sloganJourneys of Inspiration
Parent companyAir France–KLM
HeidquartersAmstelveen, Netherlands
Key fowk
Revenue€9.80 billion (2016)[4]
Operatin income€691 million (2016)[4]
Employees35,488 (2015)

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (Royal Dutch Airlines), kent bi its initials KLM, is the flag carrier airline o the Netherlands. KLM's headquarters is in Amstelveen near its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM operates scheduled passenger an cargo services tae mair nor 90 destinations warldwide. It is the auldest airline in the warld still operatin unner its oreeginal name. As o 31 Mairch 2010 it haed 31,787 employees.[5]

The merger o KLM wi Air France in Mey 2004 formit the Air France-KLM Group, which is incorporatit unner French law with headquarters at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Baith Air France an KLM continue tae flee unner their distinct buist names as subsidiars o the group. Air France an KLM are pairt o the SkyTeam alliance, the seicont lairgest in the warld ahint anerly Star Alliance.

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  1. "The Flying Dutchman is Forty". FLIGHT International. 76 (2638): 321. 2 October 1959. Retrieved 17 Februar 2013.
  2. "The Netherlands' Aviation Industry – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines". FLIGHT International. 99 (3244): 686. 13 Mey 1971. Retrieved 17 Februar 2013.
  3. "Pieter Elbers appointed President and CEO of KLM, replacing Camiel Eurlings" (Press release). KLM. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  4. a b http://www.airfranceklm.com/sites/default/files/communiques/fy_2016_press_release_en.pdf
  5. "About KLM – Facts & Figures". KLM. Retrieved 26 Mey 2011.

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