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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51 - Air transport
Number Employed: 30000
Group: KLM

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-04-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 5000
Planned Job Reductions max: 5000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2003

Additional Information

KLM is an international airline operating world-wide. Its home base is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Due to the crisis in the sector some 4,500 jobs have to be suppressed. In September 2003, the merger with Air France will lead to 500 job suppression (there are no direct dismissals foreseen, only retirements and non replacements) above the 4,500 announced earlier.