Me & KLM

When I was a small boy, I wanted to become a flight attendant. That was my big dream and my big dream came true! I started my career at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines when I was 21 and aside from a stint at Passenger Services for three years, I still hold that position, but now as a purser!

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded on 7 October, 1919 to serve the Netherlands and its colonies. KLM is today the oldest airline still operating under its original name. KLM has been part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group since the merger in 2004.

KLM is the core of the KLM Group, which further includes the wholly-owned subsidiaries KLM Cityhopper, and Martinair. The KLM Group fleet comprises 211 aircraft with an average age of 11.4 years. The number of direct routes offered by KLM (and its partners) from Amsterdam in 2010 was 77 intercontinental destinations and 80 European destinations.

Air France and KLM are members of the SkyTeam alliance. SkyTeam offers its 384 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 14,500 daily flights to 926 destinations in 173 countries.