Effective 15 November, Maarten Koopmans is appointed Managing Director KLM Cityhopper (KLC). Koopmans succeeds Warner Rootliep, who becomes Vice President Internal Audit on 15 November.
Koopmans joined KLM in 1998. He has held a range of positions during that time, giving him a broad experience of KLM. He is currently Vice President Component Services at Engineering & Maintenance, where he bears responsibility for KLM's component business, which serves more than 50 airlines.
“I am honoured to be able to continue my career at KLM as Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper. Our KLC colleagues are under immense pressure, especially now we face daily disruptions to operations. This will, of course, receive my full attention. I am also looking forward to working with KLM to take further steps towards more sustainable aviation." - Maarten Koopmans, future Managing Director KLC
“I would like to thank Warner Rootliep for everything he did at KLM Cityhopper. With him at the helm, KLC welcomed its latest Embraer, the E2, to its fleet. I'd also like to welcome Maarten Koopmans to the KLM Operations Team." - Maarten Stienen, COO KLM