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Air France–KLM is a Franco-Dutch airline holding company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport in Tremblay-en-France, near Paris. The group has offices in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, and in Amstelveen, Netherlands.Air France–KLM is the result of the merger in 2004 between Air France and KLM.In 2008, it was the largest airline company in the world in terms of total operating revenues, and also the largest in the world in terms of international passenger-kilometres. The company's CEO since 17 October 2011 is Jean-Cyril Spinetta.Both Air France and KLM are members of the SkyTeam airline alliance. They offer a frequent flyer programme called Flying Blue. The company's namesake airlines rely on two major hubs: Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.Air France–KLM Airlines transported 78.45 million passengers in 2013. Wikipedia.


Alderighi M.,University Valle dAosta | Alderighi M.,Bocconi University | Cento A.,Air France KLM | Nijkamp P.,VU University Amsterdam | Rietveld P.,VU University Amsterdam
Journal of Transport Geography | Year: 2012

This paper investigates the price-setting behavior of full-service airlines in the European passenger aviation market. We develop a model of airline competition, which accommodates various market structures, some of which include low-cost players. Using data on published airfares of Lufthansa, British Airways, Alitalia and KLM for the main city-pairs from Italy to the rest of Europe, our empirical findings substantially confirm the propositions of the theoretical model. We find that competition among full-service carriers appears to affect the price levels of the business and the leisure segments asymmetrically: there are small reductions in the leisure segments and significant reductions in the business segment of the aviation market. In contrast, competition with low-cost carriers reduces both the business and leisure fares of full-service carriers quite uniformly, with an emphasis on the mid-segment fares. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Alderighi M.,University Valle dAosta | Alderighi M.,Bocconi University | Cento A.,Air France KLM | Piga C.A.,Loughborough University
Journal of Air Transport Management | Year: 2011

Published fares London-Amsterdam are used to examine the pricing practices of low-cost and legacy carriers when operating in a large and crowded market. We investigate two strategies of market segmentation involving the time before departure the ticket has been bought, inter-temporal segmentation, and the duration of the stay, implicit segmentation. We find inter-temporal price discrimination emerges as an important strategy for all pricing but the two legacy carriers involved, British Airways and KLM, differ in their use of stay restrictions; British Airways does not assign a specific role to the duration of stay, while KLM make use of such rules extensively in price setting. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.


Desmaris G.,Air France KLM
Annals of the ICRP | Year: 2015

Cosmic radiation in aviation has been a concern since the 1960s, and measurements have been taken for several decades by Air France. Results show that aircraft crew generally receive 3–4 mSv y−1 for 750 boarding hours. Compliance with the trigger level of 6 mSv y−1 is achieved by route selection. Work schedules can be developed for pregnant pilots to enable the dose to the fetus to be kept below 1 mSv. Crew members are informed of their exposition and the potential health impact. The upcoming International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) report on cosmic radiation in aviation will provide an updated guidance. A graded approach proportionate with the time of exposure is recommended to implement the optimisation principle. The objective is to keep exposures of the most exposed aircraft members to reasonable levels. ICRP also recommends that information about cosmic radiation be disseminated, and that awareness about cosmic radiation be raised in order to favour informed decision-making by all concerned stakeholders. © 2016, © The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.


Gommans L.,University of Amsterdam | Gommans L.,Air France KLM | Gommans-De Bruijn B.,I Beleon | De Laat C.,University of Amsterdam
Future Generation Computer Systems | Year: 2015

Both within the Business and e-Science world, the use of virtualized resources is growing rapidly. These resources are increasingly delivered by multiple converged infrastructures, e.g. clouds that combine server, storage, and network resources from different providers. Such development requires careful re-thinking of the trust framework used between providers. As the scale and complexity of virtualization grows, so does the complexity of authorizing resource chains that are arranged across multiple providers. This type of authorization requires pre-establishment of trust relationships between providers and arranging some level of power. This paper studies the roles of trust and power when considering the requirements of authorization protocol exchanges between providers. Establishing power in the form of impersonal rules is a key element to conduce the necessary trust between providers. The Service Provider Group (SPG) is a way to arrange such power. The SPG framework provides a way to organize thinking about multi-provider services and can be used to describe emerging collaborations such as those found within the realm of optical network service provisioning. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Deljoo A.,University of Amsterdam | Gommans L.,Air France KLM | Van Engers T.,University of Amsterdam | De Laat C.,University of Amsterdam
ICAART 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence | Year: 2016

This paper introduces a methodology for the acquisition of the computational model of a service provider group and its transformation into agent-based model. The methodology is as follows. First, we analyze the case at the signal layer, i.e. the message exchange between actors, and model them with the components of "belief, desire and intention (BDI)" agent architecture. In the next step, we identify the implicit actions, intentions, and conditions which are necessary for the story to occur. These steps correspond to descriptions of agent-roles observed in the case study. As a concrete result, a preliminary implementation of the framework has been developed with Groovy. Copyright © 2016 by SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All rights reserved.

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