With its twice-daily Fokker 70 flights to Schiphol, KLM has now opened the only international route from Manston airport in the UK.
Etihad Airways has expanded its codeshare with KLM and will launch daily flights to Amsterdam from this May.
The European Commission is investigating whether the transatlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta – all members of the SkyTeam alliance – breaches EU antitrust rules and is detrimental to passengers in terms of fares.
The Air France-KLM group has reported an increase passenger traffic, capacity and load factors during December 2011, thanks to strong growth in its Europe and Americas networks.
KLM has announced plans to directly serve its seventh city in China – Adam Coulter looks at what is driving the airline’s expansion in the Asian powerhouse.
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