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KLM uk was the brand name of a British airline subsidiary of KLM, which operated services within the UK and between the UK and the Netherlands using ATR-72, Fokker 50 and Fokker 100 aircraft. KLM uk had its headquarters in the Stansted House on the grounds of London Stansted Airport in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex.[1]

KLM uk
KLM uk.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2003
(merger with KLM Cityhopper)
Focus citiesAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
Frequent-flyer programFlying Dutchman
Fleet size36
DestinationsWithin the United Kingdom
From UK to Continental Europe
Parent companyKLM
HeadquartersLondon Stansted Airport, Essex, England, UK
WebsiteKLM uk

KLM launched the brand name "KLM uk" in 1998, when KLM acquired majority ownership of AirUK,[1] a commuter airline founded in 1980. Air UK began to be traded as KLM uk in January 1998. The legal name changed from Air UK Limited to KLM uk Limited.[2]

Buzz and other operationsEdit

In 2000, KLM uk launched Buzz, a low-cost subsidiary which operated a fleet of BAe 146 and Boeing 737-300 aircraft.[citation needed]

Buzz was sold to Ryanair in 2003, at which point the remainder of KLM uk operations were merged into KLM Cityhopper.[citation needed]


As of January 2003 [3]

Type Number in fleet Notes
ATR 72-202 2
ATR 72-212 1
Fokker 50 9
Fokker 100 17


  1. ^ a b "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 18–24 March 1998. 82.
  2. ^ " has moved to a new site." KLM uk. Retrieved on 28 February 2010.
  3. ^ KLM uk page

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