Martinair cargo pilots finally successful in claiming that they became employed with KLM
07 September 2021
KLM became the sole shareholder of Martinair at the end of 2008. From 2009 onwards, the operational and commercial activities of the cargo divisions of Martinair and KLM were gradually integrated, resulting in practically all Martinair cargo activities having been transferred to KLM. Later, both divisions were commercially integrated. At the end of 2011 Martinair's passenger division was closed. Since 2014, Martinair only acted as operating carrier with KLM as its sole client. Eventually, most of Martinair's activities were transferred to KLM. Martinair ground staff became employed with KLM on 1 January 2014 and continued performing similar activities as they did when still employed with Martinair. As per November 2011, a group of only 71 Martinair pilots (some of the passenger division) became employed with KLM.
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