KLM success 'would not have been possible' without Air France merger: AF-KLM CEO

12 June, 2019

Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith, in an interview retweeted via the group's official Twitter account, argued (12-Jun-2019) the success of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines after its merger with Air France "would not have been possible" without joint sales, marketing and revenue management with its French counterpart (zakenreis.nl, 11-Jun-2019). "As an independent airline company, KLM could not have increased its revenue from EUR6.4 billion in 2004 to EUR10.3 billion in 2018", Mr Smith said.