Commonly called as KLM, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the national carrier of the Netherlands. A part of the Air France-KLM Group, KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, Amsterdam. KLM has its main hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and offers its flight service for 90 destinations around the world. Some of the famous destinations covered by KLM airline include Cairo, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Sao Paulo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuwait, Dubai, Vienna, Berlin and Athens. Established in 1919, KLM is the oldest airline in the world that still operates with its original name. KLM is known for offering reliable service, on-time performance and state-of-the-art passenger amenities. KLM flights to India or other parts of the world can be booked through online booking system of MakeMyTrip. After checking out the cheap air tickets and best travel deals, do KLM flight booking at MakeMyTrip.-Less
Destination & Services
KLM offers its passenger and cargo flight services for over 90 destinations across the world. The airline cover around 125 destinations worldwide with its subsidiaries including code-share partners like Aer Lingus, Air Alps Aviation, Alaska Airlines, Comair, Copa Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Estonian Air, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Malev Hungarian Airlines, Martinair, Meridiana, Portugalia, TAM Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and Westjet. All aircraft of KLM has two classes of travel, namely Business Class and Economy Class. An additional class called Economy Comfort Class is offered on long-haul aircraft of KLM. Business Class of KLM is called World Business Class on long-haul aircraft, while in short-haul aircraft it is called Europe Select. KLM offers its guests excellent services and facilities like onboard meal service, in-flight entertainment facility, fully flexible booking service, priority boarding facility, extra baggage allowance and frequent flying benefits.-Less
Currently the fleet of KLM has 114 aircraft that include 4 Boeing 747-400ERF cargo aircraft. KLM fleet contains aircraft from Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas MD-11 families. Passenger aircraft fleet of KLM comprises of Airbus A330 - 200 (10), Boeing 737-700 (7), Boeing 737-400 (9), Boeing 737-700 (7), Boeing 737-800 (21), Boeing 737-900 (5), Boeing 747-400 (6), Boeing 747-400M (16), Boeing 777-200ER (15), Boeing 777-300ER(4) and McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (10). KLM has placed the order for 18 more aircraft (Airbus A330-200 (2), Boeing 737-700 (11), Boeing 737-800 (2) and Boeing 777-300ER (3) to increase it fleet size.
KLM Airlines baggage policy defines the baggage allowance to be 23 kgs/ 50.5 lbs for a economy class passenger with an addition of 3 items of check-in baggage for business class and 1 item for Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members passengers. Any baggage above the specified size is considered as excess baggage as per KLM Airlines baggage rules. KLM Airlines cabin baggage is restricted at 12 kg/ 26 lbs for an economy class and 18 kgs for a business class passenger.
Awards & Recognition
KLM is one of the leading airlines of the world and over the years has been rewarded with many airline award and special recognition.
KLM Airlines History
Founded on October 7, 1919, KLM is one of the oldest carriers of the world still functioning with its actual name. On May 17, 1920, KLM made its maiden flight from London to Amsterdam. In 1921 KLM airlines began its scheduled services to many European destinations and by 1926 it expanded its services to Amsterdam, Brussels, Bremen, Copenhagen Malmo, London and Rotterdam. In the year 1929 KLM started its intercontinental service to the then Netherland East Indies (now called Republic of Indonesia). During World War II the airline stopped its operations, and on May 21, 1946 it became the first continental European airline to start scheduled service for New York. In June 2002, KLM announced that it would renew its intercontinental fleets by replacing the old Boeing family aircraft with McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft and Airbus aircraft. On September 30, 2003, KLM announced merger with Air France that came into effect in May 2004 and Air France-KLM Group came into existence. Despite merger both KLM and Air France operate with their old names.
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