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KLM

KLM

Industry: 
Airline
Value of USG Contracts: 
1400
Country: 
Netherlands
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"A KLM spokesman said the carrier always looks for opportunities for new destinations but has not yet make a decision about resuming flights that were suspended in 2013. 'At this moment there are no concrete plans to open Tehran. KLM follows the current situation concerning the lifting of sanctions against Iran closely,' spokesman Joost Ruempol said." (AP, “Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran,” 1/28/2016)

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Daily flights from Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport(IKA) to multiple counties in Europe (Company Website)

KLM and Air France "have become the largest European airline group: one group, two airlines, and three businesses." (KLM Website, "Air France KLM") 

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"Air France-KLM will suspend its Amsterdam-Tehran service starting April 2013, a spokesman for the carrier said. It currently flies to Iran four times a week." (Reuters, "Two airlines suspend Iran flights as economy weakens," 1/12/2013)

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"The company operates regular flights to and from Iran. The airline has flown the route on and off since 1948, a spokeswoman said. The company received loan guarantees from the U.S. Export-Import Bank to purchase airplanes from Boeing."  From 2000-2009, the company was the recipient of $1.4 billion US federal funds.  Their business in Iran is currently active.  (The New York Times, "Profiting from Iran, and the US," 3/6/2010)

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"Some major Western airlines were continuing to fly to Tehran, though, namely Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, KLM and Alitalia." (The Daily Star, "Airlines stop Iran flights as currency crisis bites," 10/8/2012)

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