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KLM pulls out of Khartoum

(eTN) - Royal Dutch Airline KLM has announced that effective March 31 of this year they will halt flights between Amsterdam and Khartoum, citing unsatisfactory performance of the route.

First and only European carrier with daily flights to Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - In breaking news, KLM in Kampala has just announced that they will move to daily flights on the Entebbe–Amsterdam route, effective April 5 of this year.

Kenya Airways applies for extended immunity over KLM-Air France deal

(eTN) - Information was received from Nairobi that Kenya Airways has applied to the country’s competition authority for extended exemption of their partnership deals with KLM/Air France, to prevent

KLM to codeshare with Etihad for Seychelles flights

Etihad, Abu Dhabi’s national airline and 40 percent owner of Air Seychelles, has announced daily flights effective May 15th between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam as part of an extensive new codeshare agre

Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer and Air France/KLM enhance loyalty program

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius - The agreement, effective as from November 1, is part of the existing overall partnership between the two companies providing members of both frequent flyer programs with an enh

Making the skies a lot friendlier through social media

LOS ANGELES, California (eTN) - We've all been there - stuck at 30,000 feet next to a seatmate we would rather not spend the next twelve long hours with.

Philippines: tax relief half measures will have no effect for foreign...

MANILA, Philippines (eTN) - They fought bitterly during several years to see it abolished.

KLM to add 6th flight between Amsterdam and Entebbe next year

UGANDA (eTN) - Seats to and from Uganda will increase once again next year, when Dutch flag carrier KLM intends to add a 6th frequency on the route between Amsterdam and Entebbe.

KLM announces suborbital flight relationship with Space Experience Curacao

MOJAVE, Calif. - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced to the Netherlands press that they were embarking upon a new relationship with Space Experience Curacao (SXC).

EU threatens KLM with legal action

AMSTERDAM—The European Commission said Monday that Air France-KLM's Dutch KLM unit should fully compensate passengers for delays and cancellations caused by volcanic ash that shut most of Europe's a

KLM CEO: Emirates can expect more and more reluctance to grant...

Emirates Airline may face a backlash from more governments unwilling to accommodate the next phase of the Dubai-based carrier's rapid expansion plan, according to a senior executive at Air France-KLM.

Airlines promise ‘contact-less’ travel

GENEVA — Airlines are trying to shrug off a financially-plagued decade by promising passengers more low fares as well as a seamless, paperless and even "contact-less" travel experience, industry exe

First passenger plane to use biofuel lifts off

AMSTERDAM - Air France unit KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was the first airline to make a passenger flight which partly used biokerosene on Monday.

Despite global financial crunch, Tanzania tourism is optimistic

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania could see its tourist industry survive through global financial turbulence, a survey by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) at the world’s premier tourism exhib

WestJet, Air France, and KLM announce signing of memorandum of understanding

CALGARY, PARIS, and AMSTERDAM - WestJet, Air France, and KLM announced today they have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new commercial relationship between the three airlines.

Airline switching to algae fuel

AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands - Amstelveen, Netherlands-based airline KLM has said it will begin testing kerosene fuel made from algae in the fall.KLM announced that the Dutch company AlgaeLink has signed an exclusive contract to provide the airline with fuel for the pilot project, Radio Netherlands reported Monday.

Airline says sorry for city flight chaos

Flight operators KLM have apologised after a security alert for passengers waiting to jet out of Edinburgh Airport.Passengers flying from Edinburgh to Amsterdam on April 10 were asked to leave the plane, which was already primed for departure, while their baggage was unloaded and spread out.Each passenger was asked to personally account for their bag before the plane could take off.

French airline Air France-KLM’s Alitalia takeover bid breaks down

The Alitalia takeover bid by French airline Air France-KLM broke down and the Italian company are now holding an emergency board meeting.Alitalia chairman Maurizio Prato has resigned after the talks between Alitalia's unions and Air France-KLM management fell apart.

Alitalia board approves Air France-KLM takeover deal

ROME — The board of Alitalia after a marathon meeting approved early Sunday a formal takeover offer put forward by Air France-KLM, placing a very low value on the struggling Italian flag carrier.The operation is seen as critical to the troubled Italian airline's survival and a key first issue for the new government in Rome to be elected next month.

KLM says involved in EU probe on Europe-Japan airline routes

AMSTERDAM - A spokeswoman for KLM said the Dutch airline is among those companies involved in an EU probe into anti-competitive practices on routes between Europe and Japan.'The airline is fully cooperating with the inquiry,' she added.KLM's parent company Air France-KLM (NYSE:AKH WS) (OOTC:AFLYY) had earlier declined to comment on whether it was involved in the investigation.

Tourism this week in Latin America

ARGENTINA Buenos Aires registered high levels of occupancy in January and February Hotel occupancy continues to register very high levels in Buenos Aires. According to a report from Ente Turimso of Buenos Aires, January’s average reached 67 percent in all categories, while in February levels were even higher and reached an average of 70 percent.Iguazu will have another 5-star hotel

Air France-KLM eyes stake in merged Delta-Northwest airline

PARIS - Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM is prepared to make an investment in the entity that would emerge from a merger between Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and Northwest Airlines Corp. (NWA), a senior official said Thursday.

GOL announces interline agreement with KLM

SAO PAULO, Brazil - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., the parent company of Brazilian airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. ("GTA", Brazil's low-cost, low- fare airline) and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. ("VRG", Brazil's premium service airline), has entered an interline agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.