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Carnival Corporation to build state-of-the-art Campus in the Netherlands

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

Carnival Corporation to build state-of-the-art Campus in the Netherlands

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, announced today it has signed a letter of intent to purchase land in Almere, Netherlands, with plans to build a state-of-the-art Carnival Campus and Center of Excellence. The centerpiece of the campus will be a new and larger Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART), which is Carnival Corporation’s world-class maritime training and research facility, also based in Almere. The facility is used by all 10 of its worldwide cruise brands for professional maritime training,...

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Schiphol, KLM, Rabobank and Delft University of Technology invest in Eye on Air’s technology for the detection of explosives

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

Schiphol, KLM, Rabobank and Delft University of Technology invest in Eye on Air’s technology for the detection of explosives

Mainport Innovation Fund, funded by Schiphol Group, KLM, Delft University of Technology and Rabobank, has invested in Dutch technology company Eye on Air. Eye on Air is developing a cutting edge and proprietary explosive trace detection technology. Its primary focus is to improve aviation security. Eye on Air, founded by two scientists from the University of Twente, is developing an innovative technology for more speed and practical, reliable detection of explosives. The company is working closely with Schiphol Airport and KLM to adapt its...

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KLM displays live response time for social media service

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

KLM displays live response time for social media service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is introducing a live response time display for its social media services at KLM.com and Twitter. Herewith KLM shows that it lives up to its promise to respond to questions and requests within one hour. The social media live response time can be seen in the header on Twitter and on the customer support page at KLM.com. It will also be visible on Facebook shortly. KLM offers customer service 24/7 in ten languages on Twitter, Facebook and VKontakte. This service will soon be expanded to include Google+ and Sina Weibo....

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KLM expands cooperation with Kenya Airways

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

KLM expands cooperation with Kenya Airways

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has expanded its cooperation with Kenya Airways within East Africa, following the signing of a far reaching joint venture agreement. The expanded joint venture will be a significant boost to the existing benefit-sharing model between the two carriers. This far reaching cooperation for both passenger and cargo business will allow KLM and Kenya Airways to jointly implement further commercial synergies, optimize networks and schedules to better jointly serve these markets and further enhance customer experience and...

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KLM Introduces Innovative Boarding Procedure

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in travel | 1 comment

KLM Introduces Innovative Boarding Procedure

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced an innovative new boarding procedure that will apply on three European flights a day out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Research has shown that passengers find the existing boarding procedures inefficient. Before they can take their seat, they often have to queue at the gate and then have to wait for passengers blocking the aisle or window seat. This may lead to delays and frustration. Experts had already developed theories for optimum boarding, but KLM is the first airline in the world to come up with...

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KLM Launches Scheduled Service to Florence

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

KLM Launches Scheduled Service to Florence

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a scheduled service to Florence. This is KLM’s fifth Italian destination after Rome, Milan, Venice and Bologna. Italy is the fourth most important market in Europe for AIR FRANCE KLM. Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, attracts millions of tourists annually, to visit the historical attractions in the city centre, such as the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the Ponto and Palazzo Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery. Florence is also a major commercial centre, especially for fashion, design, engineering...

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Utrecht among the happiest cities in the world

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

Utrecht is one of the finest places to stay, according to the BBC. The BBC’s findings are bassed on a report by the United Nations earlier this year, that the Dutch are the world’s fourth happiest people. Utrecht, just 40km south of Amsterdam, is a compact city filled with delightful cafes and restaurants, thousands of students who attend the venerable Utrecht University, and many artists and musicians. Along the Oudegracht, the central canal, cellar-level bars and pubs line the towpath, which is a charming place to watch the...

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KLM expands and consolidates its network

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

KLM expands and consolidates its network

KLM will focus its intercontinental expansion on South America. After several years KLM will start service again to Santiago de Chile (Chile) in February 2014. This is already KLM’s ninth destination in Central and South America, showing the importance of this growing region for our long-haul network. Also this winter we will add Florence to our European network, operating twice-daily service to this Italian city famous for his history, artistic and architectural heritage. In addition to these new destinations, KLM will make seasonal...

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British business travellers vote Schiphol Europe’s best airport

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

British business travellers vote Schiphol Europe’s best airport

British business travellers have again voted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the winner of the Business Traveller Award in the category ‘Best Airport in Europe 2013’. Maarten de Groof, Schiphol Group Vice President & CCO: ‘We are immensely proud that British business travellers have voted Schiphol the best European airport for the 24th time. Every year we welcome almost 7.5 million British passengers travelling through Schiphol. In the next few years to come, Schiphol will continue to invest in quality and capacity to...

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KLM offers passengers more viewing time on board

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

KLM offers passengers more viewing time on board

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines now offers passengers a chance to enjoy its wide range of inflight entertainment from the moment they take their seat until the moment they disembark. On intercontinental flights, this means up to an hour more time to enjoy the films, music and other entertainment that are available to all passengers. In the past, the inflight entertainment system was only turned on once the aircraft was airborne, and turned off before landing. From today until the end of November, the inflight entertainment system will be adjusted...

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KLM serves meals made with local ingredients during its ‘From Holland’ Festival

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

KLM serves meals made with local ingredients during its ‘From Holland’ Festival

In October and November, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, for the fourth time, celebrate its “From Holland” Festival on all intercontinental flights out of Amsterdam, serving meals made with local ingredients. The World Business Class meals were created by leading chef Onno Kokmeijer of the Amsterdam restaurant Ciel Bleu, which holds two Michelin stars. Local ingredients The meals served during the festival are made with all sorts of products sourced from local suppliers. Passengers will enjoy beef supplied by De Vrije Koe (the Free Cow), which...

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KLM launces scheduled services to Santiago deChile

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

KLM launces scheduled services to Santiago deChile

KLM will expand its long-haul services next year to South –America, as it will launch a new scheduled service to Santiago, the capital of Chile and the cultural, political and financial center of the country and home to various headquarters of many multinational corporations. From February 2nd 2014, flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-300 (KL701 and KL702), with a stop in between in Buenos Aires three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Amsterdam and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Santiago. Santiago fits perfectly...

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Schiphol airport introduces free bicycle sharing scheme

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

Schiphol airport introduces free bicycle sharing scheme

Today, André van den Berg, director of Schiphol Real Estate, introduced ‘Your SchipholBIKE’ during a festive gathering. This special service provides airport employees with the free loan of a bicycle. At the same time, he officially opened the doors of a pop-up gallery called ‘The White Room’, where the Fashion & Schiphol exhibition can be seen until the end of the year. Your SchipholBIKE and the pop-gallery form part of the SCHIPHOL WORKING BUSINESS CLASS programme, which develops activities aimed at continually...

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KLM and Oriental City Restaurant in Culinary Partnership on China Routes

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in travel | 1 comment

KLM and Oriental City Restaurant in Culinary Partnership on China Routes

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has entered into a culinary partnership with the Oriental City restaurant. From the start of the winter schedule, passengers traveling from Amsterdam on routes to China will be served top-quality Chinese meals prepared by the master chefs of this Amsterdam restaurant. The partnership has been sealed for a two year initial period, with an option to extend the agreement. The Chinese meals will be served in the World Business Class as well as Economy Class. Oriental City will provide the starter and main courses for the...

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Air France-KLM ranked world leader in the “Transport” category by the DJSI 2013

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in travel | 0 comments

Air France-KLM ranked world leader in the “Transport” category by the DJSI 2013

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)*, the main international index evaluating companies on their performance in terms of sustainable development, has, for the 9th consecutive year, ranked Air France-KLM leader of the “Airlines” industry. Moreover, for the fifth year running, Air France-KLM is ranked leader of the broader “Transport” category, covering air, rail, sea and road transport as well as airport activities. In this way Air France-KLM perpetuates the ranking at the 24 most sustainable companies in the world. Air...

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