Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) is popularly known as KLM and is the flag carrier of Netherlands. It has its headquarters at Amstelveen and its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schophol. It has the distinction of being the oldest airline in the world that still operates with its original name. KLM Airlines merged with Air France in 2004 to create Air France-KLM, which is part of the SkyTeam Alliance. Both airlines however fly under their individual banners.
In September 1919, Queen Wilhelmina presented KLM with a royal designation, though it was yet to be founded. It came into existence on October 7, 1919 and had its first office in The Hague. In 1921 it opened its first passenger office in Amsterdam and flew its first intercontinental flight in 1924. It enjoys the distinction of being the first airline in the world to attain ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System. Over the years, it has won several awards, the most recent being World Airline Award for "The Best Airline Staff Service in Europe 2012".
KLM flies a range of aircraft. They include the Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 737-400/combi, Boeing 737-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER, Embraer 190, Fokker 70 and McDonnell Douglas MD11. KLM Airline online booking can be made for around 90 destinations worldwide. In the Middle East, KLM Airlines flies to Dubai - UAE, Bahrain, Cairo & Muscut.
KLM offers services in Economy and Business Class seating. Business seating is classified into World Business and Europe Business classes. With the KLM Airlines online check-in feature you can also choose a seat of your preference. In-flight entertainment offers a range of possibilities for you to choose from. Dining on board has a range of exquisite meals by renowned chefs and will change your perception about staid airline food. There are options for tax-free shopping on board as well as to stay fit on long haul travel.
KLM airlines baggage allowance varies according to the flight you are in and the class you are flying. Members in airline clubs can also make a difference. In general, free baggage allowance on economy class for intercontinental KLM flights 1 bag, 1 handbag or laptop bag as cabin luggage not exceeding a combined weight of 12 kg (32 inches each). Check-in luggage is one suitcase of 23 kg (62 inches).
Business class on KLM flights allow 2 suitcases of 32 kg each and hand baggage of 1 bag, a smaller bag, a laptop or handbag (13.5 inches). The combined weight of all of this must not exceed 18 kg. Children and babies with full price tickets are entitled to the same amount of luggage as adults. For those travelling on laps, 1 handbag of 12 kg and 1 check in bag of 10 kg is allowed. For more details on baggage policy, click here.
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