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KLM gets 3.4-billion-euro Dutch bailout

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:20 PM

The Dutch government says it will provide KLM with a guarantee for bank loans of up to 2.4 billion euros and a direct loan from the state of up to one billion euros

KLM. Aircraft of the Dutch carrier. Photo from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' Facebook page

Virus prompts Air France-KLM to ditch A380s

May 21, 2020 - 12:15 AM

Air France-KLM says it will switch to a newer generation of aircraft, including smaller Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 jets

JUMBO PLANE. A file photo of the Airbus A380 of Air France after landing in Cancun, Mexico on November 27, 2013. File photo by Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP

Air France-KLM plunges into 1.8-billion-euro loss as virus bites

May 07, 2020 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) Air France-KLM suffers a net loss of 1.8 billion euros ($1.94 billion) in January-March 2020, more than 5 times its loss in the same period in 2019

AIR FRANCE. A plane of the French airline parked at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Photo from Shutterstock

Air France-KLM sees more than 90% of planes grounded

Apr 09, 2020 - 8:40 PM

Air France-KLM will maintain only key routes from its two home hubs – Amsterdam-Schiphol and Paris-Charles de Gaulle

AIR FRANCE-KLM. A plane of the French-Dutch group. File photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

KLM to slash up to 2,000 jobs, Lufthansa to scrap dividends over coronavirus crisis

Mar 14, 2020 - 8:16 AM

The two airlines announce their plans as holidaymakers ditch their vacation plans and companies worldwide have limited business travel

SLASHING JOBS. In this file photo A Boeing 747 commercial plane of KLM airline lands at Shipol airport behind spectators watching the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam on July 6, 2016. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Coronavirus could push airlines to merge, says Air France-KLM chief

Mar 04, 2020 - 1:40 AM

Air France-KLM head Benjamin Smith says the novel coronavirus may 'accelerate consolidation' of 'weak carriers around the world'

'CHALLENGING' MARKET. Air France-KLM faces challenges such as rising fuel costs. File photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

Air France-KLM profits climb in 'challenging' market

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) Air France-KLM's operating profits reach 400 million euros ($446 million) in the 2nd quarter of 2019, up 15.6% from the same period last year

STRIKE. File photo of Air France plane is parked at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, north of Paris. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

Air France-KLM orders 60 new Airbus planes, plans A380 phaseout

Jul 31, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Air France-KLM says Airbus A220s would be cheaper to fly while also 'significantly reducing CO2 and noise emissions'

Image from Airbus

No Canadians: Air France unions insist on a French CEO

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Nine out of 10 Air France unions say it is 'inconceivable' that the company falls into the hands of a foreign executive

NO WAY. File photo of Air France-KLM planes. AFP Photo

Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Air France asks travellers to postpone trips at no extra cost

Cebu Pacific links up with KLM AFI to service expanding fleet

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The long term contract covers a fleet of what is expected to be over 40 Airbus A320s

Europe 'big 5' airlines launch new alliance

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The Airlines for Europe A4E alliance calls for an end to excessive fees paid by travellers

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DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NAIA 3 fully operational by July 31, says DOTC

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Five foreign airlines are set to transfer with the rehabilitation and retrofitting of the terminal now 85 complete

NEARLY COMPLETED. About 85% of the ongoing retrofitting and rehabilitation of the NAIA Terminal 3 is done and that full operations will be back on Thursday, July 31. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

KLM boosts flights b/w Manila and Amsterdam, UK, Norway

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:06 PM

KLM is increasing the capacity of its Manila Amsterdam route by 10 and launching new flights to the United Kingdom and in Norway

RAMPING UP. KLM to introduce more flights to Europe. Photo by Capital Photos for KLM

Aquino signs law scrapping foreign carriers tax

Mar 07, 2013 - 2:47 PM

Aquino signs the law exempting international carriers from tax in a move to meet the 10 million tourism target

PHILIPPINES SIGNS LAW TO EXEMPT INTL TAXES. A law exempting international airlines from paying common carriers tax will help boost the number of direct flights from Europe into the Philippines. Photo by AFP

Too late? House moves on foreign carrier tax issue as KLM ends direct flights

Mar 27, 2012 - 11:09 AM

House Bill 6022 is passed on 2nd reading but KLM the only foreign carrier that could benefit from it has ceased direct flights to Europe already

'BYE KLM. This undated photo shows a KLM Boeing 747-400 taking off at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The airline recently ended its decades-long direct flights between Amsterdam and Manila, the last direct flight from a European city to the Philippines. Photo by Capital Photos for KLM