Welcome back to the second post of Flight-delayed.co.uk’s weekly airline blog! This time round we are going to be taking a closer look at Air France-KLM, Europe's 4th largest airline! Since the merger between KLM and Air France this dual airline has become an increasingly dominant force in the aviation industry.
A brief history of the Air France-KLM
2004: Merger between Air France and Netherlands based KLM
2008: Largest airline in the world in terms of total operating revenues and international passenger kilometers.
2011: Categorised as one of the top 10 world’s safest airlines
2013: Air France–KLM sold CityJet to Intro Aviation (German Airline)
2016: Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO since 2013 resigned and was replaced by Jean-Marc Janaillac
2018: Seeking to replace medium haul fleets, aiming for lower aircraft noise and biofuel usage
Many passengers and over 35’000 delays with Air France-KLM
In order for you to learn a little bit more about the facts behind Air France-KLM we have a created a small fact list below!
Size of fleet: 574
Total Passengers flown: 93.4 million (in 2017)
On Time Performance: From January to March (2018) 79.09% of Air France-KLM’s flights left within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure (i.e left on time)
Number of Delays: From January to March (2018) 37’655 Air France-KLM flights were delayed!
Fun fact: In 2017, members of an Air France flight were detained in Buenos Aires for 6 hours after the daughter of the former deputy minister of Justice was unhappy that she did not receive an upgrade!
Pilot Royalty, Engine explosions and Taking naps
As a claiming company, we often hear remarkable stories from passengers who flew with different airlines, such as those mentioned below.
Travel brings purpose and meaning back in to your life!
In the spirit of getting our round of interviews from our The Ones to Follow program up and running, we want to start our features of 2018 with a bang.
At Flight-delayed.co.uk, we try to keep you up to date with all flight-related news and information. While it might be a stretch, in this blog we are going to tell you all about a man who successfully ate an airplane! In 1950, Michael Lotito (pictured below) was born in Grenoble, France.