KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919 and is today the oldest operating airline in the world. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is used as a hub. As the largest Dutch airline, KLM can book flights to more than 145 destinations around the world. Since the merger with Air France 2004, the company is now called Air France-KLM. On the suggestion of the Dutch pilot Albert Plesman, the airline was founded as Royal Airlines for the Netherlands and its Colonies (KLM). At that time, efforts were made to establish air transport between the Netherlands and the Indonesian colony. Today, KLM flies to over 145 destinations worldwide, including Nairobi, Seoul, Manila and Chicago. Approximately 28.5 million passengers carried in 2016.
KLM Asia, KLM Cityhopper, KLM Cityhopper UK, Transavia airlines are subsidiaries of KLM. In addition, the airline has Kenya Airways (27% share) and Transavia France (40% share).
Countries in which the airline is flying abroad in 69 countries and flying in particular; Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States .
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Adria Airways||Belavia||Jet Airways|
|Aer Lingus||Bulgaria Air||Kenya Airways|
|Aeroflot||China Airlines||Korean Air|
|Aerolineas Argentinas||China Eastern Airlines||Malaysia Airlines|
|Aeromexico||China Southern Airlines||Oman Air|
|Air Astana||CityJet||Pegasus Airlines|
|Air Europa||Copa Airlines||Saudia|
|Air France||Croatia Airlines||Sichuan Airlines|
|Air Malta||Czech Airlines||TAAG Angola Airlines|
|Air Mauritius||Delta Air Lines||TAROM|
|Air Serbia||Etihad Airways||Transavia|
|airBaltic||Garuda Indonesia||Ukraine International Airlines|
|Alaska Airlines||Georgian Airways||Vietnam Airlines|
|Alitalia||Gol Transportes Aereos||WestJet|
|Bangkok Airways||Insel Air||XiamenAir|
KLM offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 30 hours before the flight and continues until 60 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the KLM website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
Containing in the hand bag may be non-hazardous objects of any kind as well as liquids, if these are packaged according to the prescribed guidelines. Exceptions are babies’ food and medicines, as well as medical and health care, as long as they are needed during the flight. The hand baggage allowances allow a bag with the dimensions 55 cm x 25 cm x 35 cmsowie to be carried in the economy class, eg a handbag or a laptop, with a total weight of 12 kg. In Business Class, a bag measuring 55 cm x 25 cm x 35 cm as well as a bag which measures a maximum of 45 cm x 20 cm x 35 cm can be carried along. Here the weight limit is 18 kg. There is also the possibility to take a laptop, a handbag or a camera as a hand luggage free of charge.
Who flies in the Business Class of KLM may give up two bags free of charge, in economy class only one. There is no free baggage on domestic flights and connections between continental Europe and Israel, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The maximum weight per bag is 23 kg for economy and 32 kg for business class.
If you want to carry sports luggage, you must also give it up. A fee does not apply if the total weight of the sport bag does not exceed the amount of free luggage. The same applies to other special luggage, for example for musical instruments. Most sports equipment has to be registered online or by phone, as well as larger musical instruments.
To make a comfortable trip with KLM, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
The Flying Blue airline’s frequent flyer program, Air-France-KLM, brings numerous benefits to members and loyal customers. This includes the opportunity to benefit from numerous advantages during the flight as well as discounted fares. Membership benefits include more baggage, free use of the lounges at certain airports, and faster boarding through the Priority Check-in. In addition to flights with Air-France-KLM, Miles can also be collected via other partner airlines with regard to Flying Blue.
Four levels of membership make the program special
Many frequent flyer programs have a maximum of two to three membership categories. If you want to become a member of Flying Blue, you can choose between four levels of membership. The level Ivory is considered a basic category and can be claimed by a simple registration. The other three levels are the elite categories. The Silver status provides as a prerequisite the minimum use of 30,000 flight miles for people residing in France, and 25,000 flight miles for persons resident in other countries. Gold is 60,000 and 40,000 miles, and Platinum is 90,000 miles and 70,000 miles respectively.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, KLM offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with KLM.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about KLM lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.