KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is legally known as Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.. In this KLM Reviews, we will take a look at the services offered by the airline company and what passengers say about the airline.
Background, History, and More Information
Founded in 1919 by a young aviator lieutenant, Albert Plesman, KLM is the world’s oldest airline that still operates under its original name. In September 2003, Air France and KLM agreed to have a merger in which both companies would become subsidiaries of a company known as Air France – KLM. In this agreement, both airlines would retain their own brands and their current hubs will become the key hubs for each airline. The European Commission and United States Department of Justice approved the proposed merger between the two airlines.
Pieter Elbers is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of KLM. He joined the team in 1992 as Supervisor Aircraft loading at the Schiphol hub and serving a number of managerial position in the Netherlands and abroad for six years. After returning to the Netherlands, he became SVP Network & Alliances, before joining the Board of Managing Directors as Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Elbers graduated with a Master in Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor in Logistics Management at the Academy of Venlo.
KLM’s headquarters is located in Amstelveen and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol serves as its hub. The airline operates with 115 aircrafts, serving 145 destinations around the world.
Reviews/ What Users Have to Say
The airline may also provide medical and special assistance at the airport for passengers who have special needs. Passengers who might require airport assistance, bring animal services, or traveling with a medical equipment should make a request at least 48 hours prior to scheduled departure.
KLM offers delicious meals prepared by chefs on KLM flights. Aside from the complementary meals, they offer their passengers the option of ordering a la carte meals and serve a wide selection of hot and cold beverages and snack in each flight. Passengers with specific dietary requirements may also order a variety special meals such as vegetarian meals, children’s meals and other meals for those who have medical diets, allergies and religious meal preferences.
Passengers flying with KLM are provided their personal screens where they can enjoy more than 1000 hours of interactive entertainment on all intercontinental flights of KLM. With more than 200 movies, including new releases, classics and world cinema, that are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Dutch, French, Japanese, German, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. They also have TV programs, (including drama, comedy, People & Planet, concerts, sports, lifestyle and travel) hundreds of CDs, KLM music specials, language courses, Kids channels, audio books and games. KLM passengers may also enjoy browsing through their inflight magazine called Holland Herald.
Flying Blue is the frequent flyers program of KLM, which allows passengers to earn miles whenever they fly and spend their acquired miles on flights, hotel stays, car rentals and other services.
- Website URL: www.klm.com
- Contact number: +31 20 474 7747
- Fax number: +31 20 648 8092
- Head Office Address: PO Box 770, 1117 ZL Schiphol Airport Netherlands
To sum it up…
In this KLM Reviews, we can see that the airline provides quality services to their passengers. Some of the compliments say that the staff were polite and professional, having good and comfortable seats and pleasant flights. While there are some who complain about delayed flights, small tv screens and unhealthy snacks.