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KLM-Royal Dutch Airways

KLM-Royal Dutch Airways

Industry: 
Airline
Value of USG Contracts: 
1400
Country: 
Netherlands
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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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