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Air France-KLM Named Airline of the Year

The American
magazine Air Transport World has just named Air France-KLM “Airline of the
Year.” The magazine’s editor J.A. Donoghue declared in a news release published
today, that this distinction honors two historic airlines—Air France
and KLM—for their recent merger, which has propelled them to the
position of Europe’s leading airline group. According to J.A. Donoghue,
this operation will lead to the rationalization of the air transport
sector, while enabling both airlines to gain substantial benefits.

As Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Cyril Spinetta will be
officially awarded the prize in Washington on February 22. He recently
declared, “The Air France and KLM teams who made this merger possible will
be proud that their efforts have been rewarded by Air Transport World, a
publication which is known the world over for its accuracy and expertise.
Our aim is to build one of the world leaders in air transport. We have
worked hard to lay the foundations, and now we must continue our efforts
to develop and breathe life into it, in our ongoing pursuit of excellence.”