Brussels approves KLM loan

The European Commission has approved a €3.4 billion Dutch State guarantee on loans and a loan to KLM to provide urgent liquidity following the coronavirus outbreak. The Dutch carrier is part of the Air France-KLM group and is the Netherlands' second-largest private employer with over 36,600 employees. It has suffered a significant reduction of its services, but with the gradual easing of restrictive measures, passenger traffic is slowly recovering. [+]

BA to axe Iran flights

British Airways and Air France’s low-cost arm Joon are to end flights to Tehran in September, citing low profitability. Air France partner KLM has already announced that it is to scrap the flights. British Airways says its service from London to the Iranian capital was “currently not commercially viable” after ... [+]

Can’t wait for Xmas? Try 12send

Parcel International, has launched 12send, a same-day intra-European air cargo delivery that uses Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s baggage system and KLM’s European network.It follows a successful pilot in October 2016 on KLM routes between Amsterdam and Barcelona-El Prat, Spain. Cargo shipped on the 12send service is processed and loaded by Schiphol’s luggage ... [+]

KLM opens new JFK terminal

KLM Cargo has opened a new cargo handling facility at New York’s JFK airport. It is designed to handle all types of cargo, including pharmaceuticals, live animals or express and offers split cool chain enclosures, 2-8°C with storage capability (72 cubic meters) and 15-25°C (108 cu m). There will also ... [+]

More maindeck from Air France KLM

Increased main deck capacity from Europe to the Americas and Asia is the main feature of the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo winter schedule.A total of up to 132 main deck frequencies will be available weekly, with both the west (Los Angeles) and east (New York-JFK) US coast serviced daily ... [+]

Manston may have buyer, says MP

Local MP Roger Gale says he may have found a “reputable” but unnamed buyer for Manston Airport, which is set to be closed by current owner, the Gloag Foundation. However, in a interview with the BBC, Mr Gale warned that he did not want to raise false hopes, although more ... [+]

Help for the Philippines still flying in

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo flew a B747 freighter filled with 100 tons of relief cargo from Amsterdam to Cebu in the Philippines on 22 November. The goods were provided by Unicef and the Red Cross to support the humanitarian effort in the aftermath of devastating typhoon Haiyan. Two further 747F flights ... [+]

Panda repatriation

Fresh from its exploits in repatriating a lost sea turtle to the Gulf of Mexico, KLM moved two year old panda Fu Hu from Amsterdam to Chengdu, China on one of its 747 Combi aircraft on November 8. Born inSchönbrunn zoo in Vienna, she was headed for the panda park ... [+]

KLM back to Harare

KLM is restarting flights from its Amsterdam hub to Harare in Zimbabwe after 13 years. A330-200 passenger flights will operate three days a week from 29 October, outwards via Johannesburg and returning via Lusaka. [+]

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