KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Planning on visiting Europe, book a cheap flight with KLM Airlines for a great flight experience in either Economy or Business class.

KLM is the oldest airline globally still operating under its original name. The airline took its first intercontinental flight on 1st October 1924 to Batavia, now Jakarta in a Fokker F.VII.

A merger was formed between Air France and KLM on September 30, 2003 where both airlines became subsidiaries of the holding company, Air France-KLM but maintaining their own brands.

KLM took the award in 2012 and 2013 for Best Airline Staff Service in Europe that covered airport and cabin staff performance.

KLM handled the first transatlantic flight in 2012 to Rio de Janeiro that was partially fuelled by sustainable bio fuels, the longest distance any aircraft has flown on bio fuels.


The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Experience

Travel classes afforded to KLM passengers are World Business Class, Europe Business Class and Economy Class. The former two classes afford passengers SkyPriority status, prioritising all aspects for passengers from arrival to boarding, to disembarking and collecting luggage, extra baggage allowance, access to KLM Crown Lounges and lounges of airlines partners and additional Flying Blue Miles.

Flying World Business Class ensures you're totally refreshed when landing after a good night's sleep in your 190cm long sleeper seat that reclines 170 to 175 degrees and is equipped with a massage unit, privacy canopy, in-seat power, a personal entertainment system plus international magazines and newspapers. Your delectable three-course menu is prepared by the best Dutch chefs and served on designer crockery along with a smooth glass of wine or your preferred choice of refreshment.

World Business Class has been enhanced and improved affording passengers even more comfort with additional space and personalised service. The new Business Class experience is being added to additional aircraft with passengers feeling more at home in new full-flat bed seats that recline 180 degrees, are 207cm in length, have in-seat power and a privacy canopy plus a 17-inch screen for personal entertainment.

Europe Business Class passengers enjoy loads of personal space in rows with three seats with the middle seat being blocked and remaining unoccupied. Seating reclines, has in-seat power (on certain aircraft), additional legroom with a free newspaper and your own copy of the Holland Herald, KLMs in-flight magazine. Dependent upon time and duration of flight, passengers indulge in a delicious breakfast, a scrumptious 3-course meal, sandwiches, salads, tapas and numerous snacks.

Economy Class passengers are comfortable in ergonomically designed seating with a blanket and pillow to keep cosy while enjoying their copy of the in-flight magazine. An enjoyable meal is provided with your preferred refreshment as you relax with your personal entertainment system and KLM headset (or your own).


KLMs Fleet

KLM flights currently have a fleet of 114 aircraft comprising Airbus A330-200/300s, a range of Boeings with a further 29 aircraft on order.


Destinations

KLM flights reach all corners of the globe flying to over 60 different countries, touching down at over 130 destinations including South Africa's O.R. Tambo International and Cape Town International airports.

Code-share Agreements

The airline has code-share agreements with 31 other airlines including Skyteam member airlines.


KLM Bookings

To book your cheap KLM flights, simply make use of our search facility where we offer you the opportunity to compare KLM flights with those of other international airlines. You simply choose which flights suits your needs and make your KLM booking. Alternatively contact KLM at their service centre on 0860 247 747 or +27 (0) 21 935 8500 at Cape Town International Airport or for O.R. Tambo International Airport, phone +27 (0) 11 961 6700.