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Good Health and Sportsmanship: KLM Ditches Onboard Cigarettes

Starting from 1 July, 2018, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will no longer sell cigarettes on board its flights, with the tax-free range extended with other goods, replacing cigarettes.

In a statement the airline said it is no longer suitable to sell cigarettes aboard its flights due to reasons pertaining to good health and sportsmanship, which are not compatible with cigarettes.

According to Boet Kreiken, EVP of Customer Experience, the decision to stop selling cigarettes onboard its flights reaffirms the airlines pledge to assume responsibility towards broader society.

The airline will however continue offering for sale other duty-free items on its long haul flights including liquor, fragrances and makeup.


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