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Hoekstra: Make me more worried about the Air France over KLM

Although the prime minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance to see that KLM has to the fruit, picked off of the marriage with Air France, when he sees that it is in t

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Hoekstra: Make me more worried about the Air France over KLM

Although the prime minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance to see that KLM has to the fruit, picked off of the marriage with Air France, when he sees that it is in the luchtvaartcombinatie better than the French, " said the minister Wednesday evening in the Chamber during the debate on the financial support of KLM royal Dutch airlines.

"to be Honest, that really worries me about the French-speaking part of the business will be greater than that about it," said Hoekstra. "There is economic a lot of work to be done."

KLM had in 2003, the loss-making and therefore had to be on the lookout for a partner in order to be able to survive. That was after a long search, finally meet with Air France.

"for The company as a whole, as well as in the Netherlands, has made significant steps forward. KLM has increased, faster than that of the French parent company and, especially, in the last few years, KLM has been more profitable than Air France."

The combination of Air France-KLM group says the minister was "very logical". KLM royal Dutch airlines has a good connection with Asia and the United States, Air France has a large domestic market, and to fly in addition to a lot of Africa. "I can only conclude that there is a lot to be said for this type of marriage. At the same time, there is still substantial work to be done in order to make it work better," said Hoekstra.

this work is, for example, in the contact with their French colleagues. Hoekstra: Because of the differences in culture, distance and the perception of the past, this wouldn't be an easy ride. There is, however, a challenge."

at the moment the best map of Hoekstra's marriage is better than it. In what form exactly is, for example, are more independent of each other, but it will still be in the same company, only time will tell. But, together, would the minister, in all cases, be excluded. Experts say Air France-KLM is more than a plus one. The loss of it."

KLM royal Dutch airlines, staff have to loonoffer bring,

Last week, the government announced that KLM will take emergency loans from the government of € 3.4 billion euros to receive it. To help, we have the terms and conditions. The airline company must be sustainable, and the number of night flights should be facing down, with bonuses and buy-back of dividends is prohibited, and the staff are the most in earning a salary to return.

the total amount to be KLM's costs are 15 percent lower, after the coronacrisis once again be competitive.

as for The government, a number of "piketpalen" being beaten in the negotiations with KLM royal Dutch airlines ' board of directors about the miljardenleningen. For example, employees who have at least three times the average earning (or approximately one ton in gross) must be at least 20 percent of the salary should be picked up.

The trade unions feel that they have unjustly been passed over in the negotiations between the government and KLM, as were various workers ' organizations earlier in the day to know about it. But Hoekstra believes that he has plenty of room left for the works council and the trade unions, in order for the plan to work out.

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