Founded in 1919, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the world's oldest airline stileading European air ll operating under its original name, has been serving Hong Kong since 1971. Today, via its hub in Amsterdam, it provides flight service between Europe and seven major cities in Greater China - Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Hong Kong and Taipei. With its SkyTeam alliance partners, KLM offers customers one of the most extensive global networks, spanning 1,024 destinations in 178 countries.
In 2004, KLM and Air France merged to form the AIR FRANCE-KLM Group. The merger produced one of the transport groups, based on two powerful brand names and hubs - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identity: passenger transport, cargo transport and aircraft maintenance.