Air France-KLM

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Air France

Air France-KLM is the result of a 2004 merger between two companies, Air France and KLM. The Franco-Dutch airline operates services to over 225 destinations worldwide, with its major hubs being Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, characterised by its sleek sky-blue and white design. It is the oldest airline in the world, founded in 1919 and still operating under its original name.
Air France is the flag carrier airline of France, serving around 45 million passengers each year. Formed in 1933 as a merger of 5 companies, it is one of the oldest airlines in the world.

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Air France-KLM UK airports

Air france-KLM operates out of the following airports in the UK:

  • Southampton
  • Aberdeen Dyce
  • Birmingham International
  • Bristol International
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow International
  • Humberside
  • Leeds Bradford
  • London Heathrow, London City
  • Manchester International
  • Durham Tees Valley
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Belfast George Best
  • Inverness

Air France-KLM Loyalty Scheme

Air France-KLM’s frequent flyer programme, Flying Blue, awards passengers miles based on the distance travelled, ticket fare and class of service. Other airlines have adopted the Flying Blue programme, including Air Europa, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, Aircalin, and TAROM, as well as from all other SkyTeam partners.

Air France-KLM Baggage Allowance

Hold and cabin baggage allowances depend on the duration and destination of your flight, so make sure you check your ticket to avoid paying any excess fares at the airport. Our up-to-date guide below should be able to help.

Hand luggage

Economy class
  • 1x Hand baggage (55x35x25cm)
  • 1x Accessory (laptop bag, handbag, briefcase, 40x30x15cm)
  • Total weight max 12kg
Business class

  • 2x Hand baggage (55x35x25cm)
  • 1x Accessory (laptop bag, handbag, briefcase, 40x30x15cm)
  • Total weight max 18kg

Checked luggage

Economy Class on intercontinental flights
  • 1x check in baggage (L + W + H max 158cm, max 23kg) – Flying Blue Silver, Gold & Platinum can take 2 pieces of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight.
Economy Class on European flights (including Algeria, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia)

  • Standard & flex tickets: 1x check in baggage (L + W + H max 158cm, max 23kg) – Flying Blue Silver, Gold & Platinum can take 2 pieces of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight. Passengers with Light Tickets are not entitled to free checked luggage.
Business Class

  • 2x check in baggage (L + W + H max 158cm, max 32kg each) – Flying Blue Silver, Gold & Platinum can take 3 pieces of check-in baggage of the same dimensions and weight.
Special Baggage

  • There are several conditions regarding specialist baggage such as musical instruments, golf bags, surfboards and wedding dresses. It is worth checking Air France-KLM’s website for more information about this.

Air France-KLM Classes

Seats on-board are divided primarily by economy, economy comfort and business classes. During check-in, you may select the seat of your preference, provided it is unoccupied.



  • 79-81cm seat pitch
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Most affordable option

Economy Comfort


  • 9-10cm more seat pitch than Economy
  • Can be reserved by Economy passengers
  • Slightly more expensive than Economy for increased comfort

Europe Business Class


  • 84cm seat pitch
  • In-seat power
  • No middle seats
  • Recline further than Economy Comfort

World Business Class


  • 150cm seat pitch
  • 170 degree flat bed
  • Laptop power cord

Air France-KLM top destinations

Air France-KLM Pros & Cons


  • Convenience. Booking a flight via the Air France or KLM site is very easy, allowing you to browse their best deals and book your flights from home.
  • Great service. The airline prides itself on offering friendly, personalised, and professional service, and is very responsive on social media.
  • Wide destination network. KLM operate out of 66 countries round the world
    and Air France operate out of 93, so there’ll always be somewhere that suits your travel needs.
  • Deals and discounts. Air France-KLM offer lots of deals on their site and via newsletters, so it’s always worth doing a bit of research before you buy your flights.


  • It’s important to book early. Late bookings may cost more than early bookings, and if you book too late your flight may be sold out meaning you’ll have to look at other carriers and potentially higher prices.

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