• KLM rethinks Airbus A350 plans, eyes broader Qantas partnership

    With eight Boeing 787-10 jets set to join the KLM fleet between 2019 and 2023, SkyTeam’s Dutch airline is now rethinking its separate order for seven Airbus A350s – currently planned for delivery from 2021 – which may end up being transferred to KLM’s sister airline Air Fr...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • KLM opens new flagship Crown Lounge at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

    The first stage of KLM's all-new Crown Lounge at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport is now open, and it offers a hint of what's to come when the second part of the business class lounge is revealed by mid-2019. KLM is describing this as a 'temporary setup' ahead of the lounge's eventual 6,...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 7 Comments

  • Air France-KLM, Delta examining ways of keeping Alitalia in SkyTeam

    Air France-KLM and its U.S. partner Delta Air Lines are studying ways of keeping Alitalia inside the Skyteam alliance - but without Air France-KLM being a buyer, Chief Executive Jean-Marc Janaillac said on Friday. "We are not a potential buyer so we did not participate in the process," Janaillac...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 3 Comments

  • Delta, Air France/KLM and Virgin Atlantic plan 'deeper alliance'

    Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines will each buy 10 percent stakes in Air France-KLM Group as part of a far-reaching plan to forge a deeper alliance. At the same time Air France will take a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic, in which Delta is a major investor. The U.S. and Chinese stakes in A...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

  • KLM is now serving Heineken draught beer on tap at 30,000 feet

    High flyers can finally enjoy real espresso coffee mid-flight, and now there's authentic draught beer too. KLM's beer trolley trundles down the business class aisles of selected European flights serving Heineken on tap, after years of experimenting with keg designs to produce a perfect pub-style...

    POSTED 7 Oct, 2016 8 Comments

  • Qantas & Virgin Australia frequent flyers get free SkyTeam status match

    LATEST | Air France/KLM has pulled down the shutters on the Flying Blue status match. Visitors to the status match sign-up page are now being greeted with this message: The possibility to apply for a Gold Card from Flying Blue is closed for now! This very exclusive offer was vali...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2013 42 Comments

  • Black boxes: Airbus "not at fault" over Air France 447 crash

    The crash of the Air France 447 Airbus A330 flying Rio de Janeiro to Paris on 1 June 2009 was not the result of errors by aircraft maker Airbus, French air safety investigators have told the French media. French newspaper Le Figaro has interviewed sources close to the investigation (article...

    POSTED 17 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Delta to introduce "Economy Comfort" seating area, decides against premium economy

    Delta is following the lead of United and its SkyTeam partner KLM by introducing an "economy with more legroom" premium area of its economy cabin, called Economy Comfort. It's not a premium economy seat or level of service like transpacific competitors Qantas or V Australia. Economy Comfort pass...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2011 3 Comments

  • Garuda to bring SkyTeam alliance closer to Australia

    Australian travellers will have more reason to take notice of the SkyTeam alliance when Garuda Indonesia joins the group in 2012. Garuda’s membership will help raise SkyTeam's local profile. Among local frequent flyers it's easily the least known of the three main inter-airline groups, alt...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa eyes purchase of SAS

    Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa may looking to purchase the struggling Swiss airline SAS, after positive statements from key members of the airline. Rumors of a possible takeover have not previously been addressed by either company. In a recent press conference, however, Lufthansa chairman J&uum...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2010 0 Comments


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