Have you ever wondered if your flight is delayed and couldn’t get information online? Happened to me so many times and I really dislike having to call customer service just to get an answer. Let’s be honest, the last thing you want is to be waiting on the phone for more than 10 minutes.

KLM flight status updates on Twitter and WeChat

But if you’re flying with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, you can now have access to booking confirmation, check-in notification, boarding pass and flight status updates in 10 languages on Twitter and WeChat. This makes information easy to find whether you are already in the airport, en route or still at home. Customers can also contact KLM’s social media service agents 24/7 directly via Twitter and WeChat.

The new service will be available to all KLM customers who book tickets or check in via KLM.com and opt-in to receive information via Twitter or WeChat. The roll out starts today and the service will be more widely available in the coming weeks.

In 2016, KLM was the first airline worldwide to offer flight documents and information via Facebook Messenger. Now, it is first again on Twitter and first airline outside China offering flight info on WeChat.

“After Messenger, offering KLM flight info on Twitter and WeChat is a perfect addition to KLM’s social media strategy. We believe that we should be where our customers are. KLM now takes her social media service to the next level, offering customers the choice of their own favourite channel. And by doing so, we continue to be an aviation pioneer.” Pieter Elbers, KLM President & CEO

KLM has over 2.2 million fans on Twitter and receives more than 25,000 mentions on a weekly basis. In September 2014, KLM started her WeChat account, offering passengers 24/7 service, brand content and commercial offers. WeChat is the no. 1 social media platform in Mainland China with 938 million monthly active users. KLM has over 120,000 fans and receives over 6000 questions a week, which shows that Chinese customers appreciate this platform to communicate with KLM.