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2009-11-24 13:56:02

The airline KLM claims it has achieved the world's first passenger flight using biofuel, as its Boeing 747 -- with one of four engines powered by a 50-percent biokerosene mix -- circled the Netherlands for an hour on Monday, AFP reported. The 747 took off and landed at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam. KLM chief executive officer Peter Hartman noted after the flight that such a feat was technically feasible. "We have demonstrated that it is possible. Government, industry and society at large...

2009-10-28 07:05:00

LONDON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, unveiled its spacious, customer-focused facility at Terminal 4 at London Heathrow airport. The new facility includes an exclusive premium check-in area for first and business class passengers, premium economy passengers, as well as SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus passengers. Also unveiled today was the second level of the SkyTeam co-branded lounge. When the check-in area and second level of the lounge open to...

2009-10-28 01:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, October 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airport Security Summit Middle East 2010, which will be held from 7- 10 February at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Dubai, will play host to renowned and insightful airport security experts from organisations including the General Civil Aviation Authority - UAE, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, General Authority of Civil Aviation- Saudi Arabia, Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO), Etihad Airways, Aviation Canada, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Sharjah...

2009-10-20 12:55:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced a series of schedule enhancements to strengthen its international network for summer 2010. The changes - which will expand service for customers in 17 cities - leverage Delta's industry-leading joint venture with Air France-KLM, growing alliance relationship with Alaska Air Group and increased fleet flexibility gained from its merger with Northwest. (Logo:...

2009-09-22 07:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- iSeatz, the global provider of customized travel and entertainment solutions, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Air France-KLM, the largest airline company in the world in terms of revenue and international passenger traffic. Signaling iSeatz' expansion into Europe, the partnership will enable Air France-KLM to leverage iSeatz' flexible booking engine, its proprietary iSeatz OneView platform and its exclusive network of...

2009-08-25 02:41:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The airplane has been painted in a special SkyTeam livery in celebration of the alliance's 10th anniversary. Today's delivery marks the start of an in-service evaluation using chrome-free decorative paint and primer. As part of Boeing's lifecycle approach to reducing environmental impact and in response to KLM's and other customer's requests, Boeing has...

2009-08-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Carmel Car and Limousine Service announced today that Carmel is now featured on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as the ground transportation company for all of KLM's scheduled passengers. KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. KLM operates worldwide passenger services to more than 90 international destinations and is the only carrier on 61 of the routes it operates. Carmel Car and Limousine is uniquely suited to work with...

2009-06-29 03:00:00

KLM Becomes First Airline to Move to IBM's Newest System For Processing Heavy Transaction Work Loads - z/TPF ARMONK, N.Y. and AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KLM and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has become the first airline to fully deploy IBM's newest System z mainframe-based software for processing ultra-high volumes of real-time business transactions such as flight reservations. As a result, travelers benefit from reliable,...

2009-06-26 07:45:00

Core management team to focus on alliance business, passenger benefits MOSCOW, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTeam announced today significant milestones in the creation of a new centralized organization for the alliance. Since naming a managing director in April 2009, SkyTeam has recruited six executives from its partner airlines to serve on the core management team and secured a location in Amsterdam for the company headquarters. While a key function of the management team is to collaborate...

2009-06-16 01:38:00

PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance have selected Hamilton Sundstrand's REVIMA APU business to provide Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair services under a long-term maintenance service plan agreement. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The agreement covers the PW901A and the TSCP 700-4E APUs, in support of 63 Boeing 747-400 and 10 MD11 aircraft. "Our partnership with Air France...


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