Annual number of passengers carried by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 2014-2019

As of 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines carried approximately 35 million passengers. This is an increase compared to the previous year when the Dutch airline transported roughly 34.1 million passengers. Observing the passenger kilometers, roughly 28.6 billion kilometers were made flying KLM to Asian countries, whereas approximately 23.6 and 20 billion passenger kilometers were flown to North America and Europe/North Africa, respectively.

Revenue of Air France-KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the national airline of the Netherlands. In 2014, Air France and KLM merged and became subsidiaries of the holding company Air France-KLM Group. As of 2019, Air France-KLM had a revenue of just under 24 billion euros. This is an increase compared to the previous year, when the revenue amounted to 22.9 billion euros. From the total revenue of Air France-KLM Group, KLM generated approximately 11 billion euros. Compared to 2018, it is an increase of 186 million euros.

Public opinion on purchase assets Air France-KLM

In 2019, the Dutch government purchased a 12.68 percent holding of Air France-KLM to obtain a position equally to the French State. Firstly, this was because the government want a direct influence on future developments of the Air France-KLM holding, in which the public interests can be assured. Secondly, the Dutch government was concerned that decisions about the KLM’s strategy were more made by the Paris-based holding company. According to a survey on the public opinion of the Dutch government’s decision to purchase the assets, 63 percent of the respondents were positive, whereas approximately 15 percent had a negative feeling.

Annual number of passengers carried by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

April 2020


Worldwide, Netherlands

Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications. The numbers provided for 2014 is from the KLM annual report of 2015.

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