Press: Air France-KLM merges operations

Air France-KLM
is to merge most of its operations and management, three years after the airlines’ merger, to reduce costs further, to La Tribune newspaper reports Monday, without citing sources.
May 24, Air France-KLM should announce the merger of fleet management operations, flights and tariffs operations and international commercial operations, La Tribune reported.

Flights, tariffs and fleet operations will be managed by the French while the Dutch will retain the management of the freight operations and procurement.

Although some people will lose their jobs, Air France-KLM isn’t planning any lay-offs, La Tribune also said.

The announcement is part of a new costs saving plan to save around EUR1 billion a year by 2009-10.