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April 29, 2020 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has reportedly taken into account the possibility that the coronavirus crisis and the separate financial backings from both the French and Dutch governments for Air France and KLM could lead to the deterioration of the Air France-KLM merger (Financieele Dagblad, 27-Apr-2020). As previously reported by CAPA, Air France-KLM has received a combined commitment of up to EUR11 billion, with EUR7 billion for Air France and up to EUR4 billion for KLM. https://blueswandaily.com/klm-considers-coronavirus-crisis-could-lead-to-the-end-of-af-klm-merger-repo
On 11 December 2019 The Air France and Air France-KLM Boards of Directors have reached a decision concerning the replacement of Air France’s Airbus A380s and approved an order of 10 Airbus A350-900s. With this decision, Air France-KLM is pursuing its fleet rationalization and simplification strategy. KLM is already well on its way to simplifying its long-haul fleet which will ultimately consist of only Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft, sharing a common pilot type rating . At Air France, this upcoming order will bring the total number of A350 aircraft to 38, including thre