AirFrance-KLM VA| Elevating the Love of Flight

AirFrance-KLM Virtual Group | Official Thread

Welcome to AirFrance-KLM Virtual! Our VA aims to give anyone who joins us the best experience as we try to be the closest to the real operations of the AirFrance-KLM group and its partners at SkyTeam. Expect to have staff that will be at your disposal to help you with joy, fun and friendliness

Our goal is to make you feel the best possible!


Established January 2017, Air France-KLM Virtual Group (AFKLMVA) is among the elite virtual airlines operating inside the Infinite Flight mobile flight simulator community. In addition to legacy carriers Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, low-cost subsidiaries HOP! and Transavia are part of the AFKLM Virtual portfolio. Cargo service is provided by Air France Cargo and Martinair.

Air France-KLM Virtual Group is home to an eclectic group of dedicated pilots and staff that hail from all over the globe. We represent a variety of age ranges, religions, genders, and languages, yet we are united through a mutual love of flight and the relentless pursuit of knowledge.

Based at our main airports of Paris and Amsterdam, the AirFrance-KLM group is one of the largest in the world.


No VA runs smooth without staff. We happen to have the best staff members around the community. Always available for support and always improving all that we have for our pilots.

Our leaderships motto: “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less!”

The Executive Team

IFC Profile Position
@John370 CEO & President
@KJKLM281 Chief Operating Officer
@Woutopia Chief Human Ressources

The Staff Team

IFC Profile Position
@KJKLM281 Event, Route & Social Media Manager
@Elefanths ATC Manager
@hass.ik Brand Manager
@sanketpandia IT Manager
@Woutopia Route Manager
@Eagle2703 Flight Instructor & Career Mode Manager
@Sami_Fajita_Air Flight Instructor
@Lucas_Louro Flight Instructor
@VascoMagalhaes Flight Instructor
@grizzly.saahir Flight Instructor

Designed for mature aviation enthusiasts, we offer three distinct flight modes and eight hubs across France and the Netherlands to ensure that your virtual airline career delivers a healthy dose of realism, variety, and fun.

Before pilots can start flying, they must complete a two-tiered Certification Flight process before being cleared for flight. Our goal is to ensure that every pilot who bears the “AFKLM VA” callsign does so professionally, creating a better experience for you and all those around you.

The relaxed realism of our primary flight mode classic offers pilots the opportunity to explore the full breadth and depth of AirFrance-KLM Virtual Group expansive route network and fleet while progressing through a challenging rank structure. Find out more on our website!

Available to pilots Rank 8 and above, AirFrance-KLM Virtual Group Career Mode is the most realistic commercial airline pilot career simulation on Infinite Flight. Pilots will select to fly for either Air France, KLM, HOP or Transavia and will choose an AirFrance-KLM Virtual Group hub airport to serve as their primary base of operations. We recently introduced Skyteam Career Mode, where pilots can choose to fly with our skyteam partner airlines. For more information just click here.

On the Sunday of every week, we post a new routes of the week. These routes features the world across the SkyTeam route network. We features three different flight time range, short, medium & long haul. Pilots can start flying these routes as of Rank 3. Want to know more, click here!


At AFKLM, we have a so called Tower Program. Those smart ATC guys who make sure the skies are always safe to fly, host our own internal events. This makes our events so much more fun, that we want to give them some extra honor too! We introduced Blue/Bronze/Silver/Golden/Platinum Towers.

We also have this program for the pilots which is called the Wings Program, with the Blue/Bronze/Silver/Golden/Platinum Wings for those who flew many, many hours for our VA.

With all those Tower and Wings, our members unlock special features, from choosing special emojis up to an amazon gift card!


With 34 planes across Air France, KLM, HOP!, Transavia and Martinair, AFKLM Virtual Group for sure has the largest fleet in Infinite Flight . Check out our mix of vintage aircraft and modern jetliners, then take the helm to traverse the globe as an AFKLM Airman.


Air France is our French flag carrier and positioned among the IFC’s legacy VAs.

Similar to real world operations, operations are focused around our primary hub at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, featuring a mixed fleet of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircrafts. Air France is a major player in the aviation sector. As of the summer of 2022, the company now flies to nearly 200 destinations worldwide. We are committed to providing its customers with the best possible service and taking elegance to new heights.

HOP! is the regional airline subsidiary for Air France. Similar to the real world airline, Air France Virtual Group’s HOP! operates the majority of its regional domestic and European scheduled services to leisure destinations utilizing a fleet of regional aircraft.

Discover Air France & HOP! Fleet


KLM Royal Dutch Virtual Airlines is our flag carrier airline of the Netherlands and is also considered a legacy VA within the IF. On each of its flights, KLM Dutch Airlines offers innovative products that highlight the best that the Netherlands has to offer.

Similar to the real world airline, we operate out of our hub at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport and offer scheduled passenger services to more than 200 destinations across the globe.

Discover KLM Fleet


Transavia Virtual the low-cost airline of the Air France-KLM Group – offers regular medium-haul and charter flights from France and the Netherlands. Departing from Paris Orly, Nantes, Lyon, Montpellier, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Groningen, the company offers passengers a choice of over 100 destinations throughout France, Europe, and the Mediterranean basin, including Biarritz, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Dublin, Naples, and Budapest.

Discover Transavia Fleet


Air France-KLM and Martinair Cargo are the specialized air cargo business of the Air France KLM Group and AFKLM VA. Similar to real world operations, we offer a worldwide network of over 450 destinations from our two hubs, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

That’s what makes us a special VA too, you don’t need to be part of an Cargo VA, we have it all!

Discover Martinair Cargo Fleet

That’s what makes us a special VA too, you don’t need to be part of an Cargo VA, we have


We also have a broad historic fleet that we hold dear because it represents our history, where the Airfrance-KLM Virtual group came from and what kind of aircraft we had back then and some of them not so long ago.

Discover our Historic Fleet


The Air France-KLM Virtual Group network is coordinated around the two main hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol, which figure among Europe’s four most powerful hubs. ​Focused airports across France and the Netherlands allow AFKLM Virtual to connect regional destinations, virtual passengers, and AFKLM Airmen to international cities across the globe.


We love events and we do them well. Our world-class events platform features a mix of VA-only and public events that are, well, simply chic. Go here for more information!


Air France-KLM Virtual Group is a co-founding member of the SkyTeamIF Alliance which has many member virtual airlines and more than 20 real world member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over over 16.600 daily flights to more than 1.070 destinations in 177 countries.

Via this broad network we feature our SkyTeam Routes of the Week program. These special routes coincide with IFATC controlling schedules and offer pilots a flight time bonus.


At AirFrance-KLM Virtual Group we use Discord as a communication platform for everything internal to our VA. We do not have a website-build crew center, as we handle all operatons from within Discord, thanks to our bot developed by our IT Manager. It allows us to do the PIREPs but also many other things and all is connected automatically to Airtable, where we keep all our numbers safe and sound! We like admin to be as easy as possbile, as we are here to fly!


Start your journey with us and help shape the future of AFKLM VA today. Click below to review and qualification criteria and start your entrance exam.

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So proud to be staff at this VA, thanks a lot for the opportunity you gave me. This new thread is awesome.


Baptiste Desmet
AirFrance-KLM Virtual Group
Chief Marketing Officer

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Proud to be a pilot at AFKLM, loving the thread. Keep up the fantastic work AFKLM!

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Thank you to all the staff / pilots for the work you do. I am so proud to be part of this group. Three words to sum up AFKLM

Professional
Friendly and
Dedicated

The dedication of Staff and pilots have made this “THE BEST VA (again) on Infinite Flight. And that is official

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Thanks John, such a pleasure to have you here for already such a long time!! Keep on flying friend as much as you do for our VA!
Cheers,
John

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Nice thread @AF-KLM_VA

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Very proud of having joined this VA this year. Can’t wait to see what’s next

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Lovely thread AFKLM!

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Brilliant thread! Congrats!

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What an awesome new thread and website. Elevating everything once again!

I am very proud to be a pilot and staff at AFKLM!


Jean-Pierre_Krop
Air France - KLM Virtual Group
Chief Human Resources

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It’s been more than a year since I joined this amazing community. Ever since I joined, I’ve always felt welcome and appreciated by all members of the community. For that, I’d like to thank all members and staff who make this great VA possible.

I’ve been a Route Manager for 6 months now, and have been enjoying the job a lot. Sometimes the job can be quite a lot, especially during the changes of the season. I want to thank the staff team for welcoming me and trusting me with the job, and look forward to many more years if possible.

Safe travels and see y’all in the sky!


Woutopia
AirFrance-KLM Virtual Group
Route Manager

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We’ve just finished our weekly Thursday Event, as always, organised by our great Event Manager @KJKLM281! This week we flew from VTBD (Bangkok) to VHHX (Kai Tak), with the KLM B747-400.

Stunning and challenging approach, but our pilots managed to succeed ;) Here are some pictures of this great event!

At VTBD:

Preparing for take-off:

Parked at the gate and watching the other pilots butter 🧈:

Everyone has landed and is taxiing to the gate:

We look forward to the next event, After Dark Friday! A long haul flight with Delta’s A359 from FAOR to KATL!

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2 of the 3 groups in total are now on their way from FAOR to KATL with Delta’s A359. A 16 hour flight!

This event will be fully staffed by our own IFATC members!

Group 1 for people from Asia, already cruising over the Atlantic Ocean:

Waiting for the departure time:

Ready for departure:

On our way:

All 3 waves are airborne:

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Lovely new thread and website AFKLM, great work!

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I like your new thread, very elegant and bold looking. Hope you continue to grow with pilots and have more fun events and everything becomes more fun in there!

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Thanks to all staff and pilots of AFKLM-VA who made us the most active VA!
Cheers,
John

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Hey, just got a 100% on the entry exam. Can’t wait to fly soon!!!

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Photo Competition Results Week 13

The bi-weekly photo competition gives members the opportunity to show their work to the community, while earning bonus hours when finishing on the podium. It’s a great way to earn some hours and to share your creativity within the given theme of the week. The winner is chosen by the members through voting on their favourite submission(s).

Winner

This week’s theme was edits, and with 15 votes the winner is:

I would like to thank all participants of this round for participating!

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Woutopia
Air France - KLM Virtual Airline
Deputy HR Manager & Route Manager

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Want to know all about our great VA?
Don’t hesitate, visit our website and apply, right now!

We welcome our newest staff member @grizzly.saahir as Flight Instructor.

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