KLM and Qantas sign codeshare agreement

KLM and Qantas sign codeshare agreement

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Australian carrier Qantas have signed a codeshare agreement, allowing both airlines to expand their network into each other’s markets. The agreement will see Qantas place its code on KLM’s Singapore – Amsterdam service, and in return, KLM will codeshare on flights from Singapore to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. At the same time, Qantas frequent flyer members will be able to earn points and status credits on the codeshared flights to Amsterdam, as…

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KLM to delay retirement of 747 fleet

KLM to delay retirement of 747 fleet

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced plans to delay the retirement of its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft. The move comes as the Dutch carrier pushes back the delivery schedule of its Airbus A350-900s. The airline now expects to receive its first order of the latest Airbus widebodies in 2021, a year later than originally planned. “We always said we expected our A350s between 2020 and 2022. Last year we said the first one would…

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Air France in turmoil after CEO resigns over strikes

Air France in turmoil after CEO resigns over strikes

Doubts have emerged regarding the future of Air France after Chief Executive Office Jean-Marc Janaillac quit following rows with labour unions over cost-cutting efforts. Shares in parent company Air France-KLM (AFLYY) crashed as much as 14.5 per cent on Monday, just days after the group announced first quarter operating losses of €118 million (£103 million), attributing €75 million (£66 million) of that loss to the strike impact. In a statement on Friday, CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said…

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