Air France KLM: number of employees by role 2018

As of April 2018, the French-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM had approximately 41.1 thousand people employed. It appears that 25.5 thousand people were employed by the airline as ground personnel and roughly 12 thousand as flight attendant. Further 3.6 thousand people were working as cockpit crew. The Air France-KLM is structured in two halves, that is, the French Air France and the Dutch KLM. Even if the two airlines merged on May 2004, they still operate as separate subsidiaries of the parent company. In 2017, thirteen years after the merger – the Air France-KLM group had expanded its fleet size to a total of 545 aircrafts. The majority of them operating (344 airplanes) belonged to the French half of the group.

The Air France-KLM compensates its decreasing cargo revenue with an increase of the annual passenger revenue

Even if the revenue brought from the cargo business declined every year after its peak in 2011, the Air France-KLM group compensated with an increasing annual passenger revenue: the annual revenue obtained by transporting people jumped from around 17.9 billion euros in 2010 to roughly 20.4 billion in 2017.

The French subsidiary will reduce its domestic network

In May 2019, the French half of the group announced it would cut 465 jobs due the domestic competition from high-speed rail and low-cost airlines, signaling a reduction of its French network. Yet, the company keeps on increasing the number of passengers uplifted. Within 4 years, the Group increased its number of passengers from 7.18 million in June 2014 to around 7.75 million passengers in 2018.

Number of people working for Air France-KLM as of April 2018, by role

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