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About KLM


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legally the Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., is the flag carrier of the Netherlands and oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Founded in 1919 (over 97 years ago), KLM is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance and part of the Air France–KLM group. The carrier operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 130 destinations in 70 countries on five continents from their hub at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

KLM has codeshare agreement with over fourty airlines including Alaska Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, and Vietnam Airlines. As of February 2017, the airline’s fleet is sized at 115, including 8 Airbus A330-200, 15 Boeing 777-200ER, 25 Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 787-9.

The airline has three cabin classes for international long-haul routes: World Business Class, Economy Comfort and Economy. Personal screens with audio-video on demand, satellite telephone, SMS, and e-mail services are available in all cabins on all long-haul aircraft.

KLM was the first European airline to introduce a frequent flyer loyalty program, which was called Flying Dutchman. Many rated it as one of the best frequent flyer programs in the world until it was replaced by the new Program, Flying Blue.

With Flying Blue, miles are earned on applicable flights with KLM or AIR FRANCE and its other partners. There are two types of Miles to be earned: Award Miles and Level Miles.

Quick Facts

  • Alliance: SkyTeam
  • Destinations: 145
  • Fleet: 115
  • Founded: 1919
  • Frequent-flyer Program: Flying Blue
  • Headquarters: Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Hubs: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Parent Organisation: Air France–KLM
  • Subsidiaries: KLM Cityhopper, Martinair, Transavia, KLM Asia, KLM Catering Service, KLM Flight Academy, KLM Health Services, KLM UK Engineering, more.
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