The Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM is an airline founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands and based at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. It was established on the 7th of October 1919, making it the oldest scheduled airline in the world still operating under its original name. KLM is a part of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper and two subsidiary airlines Transavia and Martinair. In 2004, KLM merged with Air France operating on the concept: one group, two airlines, three core businesses, however the two airlines continued operating under their original brands and from the original hubs, respectively Paris CDG and Amsterdam Schiphol. (KLM 2017)
KLM operates on international and intercontinental routes. The network consists of 160 destinations in 73 countries, with London Heathrow being the first ever scheduled route, remaining the most popular destination with 315 monthly operations and 49,000 seats available and New York J. F. Kennedy, being the most popular intercontinental route with 66 monthly operations and 22,500 available seats as of March 2018. (FlighGlobal 2018)
KLM operates a fleet of modern and efficient wide-body, narrow-body and regional jet aircraft, a total of 203 units.