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Dutch Airline Pilots Association VNV agreed to contribute to KLM’s cost-reduction efforts

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The FINANCIAL — KLM is in the midst of the worst crisis in its 101-year history, with the COVID-19 pandemic eroding its strong performance of recent years. The EUR 3.4 billion loan package, consisting of a government loan and guarantees on bank loans, is crucial to securing the future of the airline and its network for the Netherlands. KLM is very grateful to the Dutch government for its support and willingness to provide financing at this time. The Dutch Government has made its loan package contingent on certain conditions, one being that all KLM employees must agree to surrender certain…

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Dutch Airline Pilots Association VNV agreed to contribute to KLM’s cost-reduction efforts

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The FINANCIAL — KLM is in the midst of the worst crisis in its 101-year history, with the COVID-19 pandemic eroding its strong performance of recent years. The EUR 3.4 billion loan package, consisting of a government loan and guarantees on bank loans, is crucial to securing the future of the airline and its network…

KLM Cityhopper introduces VR training for pilots

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The FINANCIAL — KLM subsidiary KLM Cityhopper has a fleet of Embraers serving European destinations. It decided to investigate the capabilities of VR in an effort to respond more flexibly to pilots’ differing training needs. “Virtual Reality (VR) makes training more accessible. It is on-demand and site-independent – pilots don’t have to be in a…

American Airlines plans to cut 19 000 jobs

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The FINANCIAL — American Airlines announced that it would shrink its workforce by 40,000, including 19,000 involuntary cuts, on 1 October, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on air travel. Other airlines such as United, British airways and Lufthansa have warned of similar cuts. American executives said that the furloughs can be avoided if the…