KLM launched "Fly Responsibly" program with 100 days before 100 years
On 29 June 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines marked the 100 days before the anniversary of 100, from 7 to October 2019, with a festive event at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
He announced his intention to work for the future of aviation. On 29 June 2019, KLM invited all industry stakeholders to join in to make a sustainable aviation future, under the slogan "Fly Responsibly".
On October 7, KLM will celebrate 100 years since its inception and operating under its original name. KLM is one of the oldest airlines in the world.
KLM has had this success by being actively involved in the adoption of new technologies and insisting on the idea of more sustainable flights.
This special moment, with 100 days before KNM's 100 anniversary, was planned to coincide with the arrival of the first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.
Although it already has 13 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet, KLM adds to its 787-10 Dreamliner fleet, reaching a total of 28 aircraft. The fleet renewal program is an important element in achieving the ambitious sustainability goals.
KLM launches the program "Fly Responsibly"
KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers said: "For the last one hundred years, KLM's entrepreneurial spirit and pursuit of innovation have played a pioneering role in the aviation industry. The centenary is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment: to become the European customer-oriented carrier, innovative and efficient, with a deep determination to address the challenges that lie ahead.
Starting today, we will approach and share best practices and tools, all we have learned about sustainability, with all our competitors. Competition is important, but not when it comes to the sustainable development of aviation. Starting today, we will be offering our CO₂ZERO carbon compensation program free of charge to all airlines without the KLM brand. And instead, we invite others to join us and share best practices in order to benefit from a sustainable future. ”
At the event, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, commented: “The success of KLM is the success of the Netherlands. With a large network and a large number of destinations, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is particularly important for accessibility, our business climate, employment opportunities and the position of Schiphol Airport. ”