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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its centenary with 100 years of progress

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the world's oldest international airline still operating under its original name, marked its 100th anniversary on 7th October 2019. During the festivities to celebrate its centennial, KLM looked back on 100 years of KLM history and forward to a sustainable future.
2019-10-21 16:09 310

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrated its 100th anniversary on Monday, 7th October 2019. Founded in 1919, KLM is the first commercial airline that is still flying under its original name to reach this milestone in the world. KLM reached this auspicious milestone because of its commitment to seizing opportunities, accepting challenges, connecting with partners and embracing technology.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its centenary with 100 years of progress
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its centenary with 100 years of progress

KLM is widely recognised as a pioneer in the aviation industry and in its centennial year is not only looking back in celebration but looking forward with confidence to the future. KLM recently launched 'Fly Responsibly' an initiative to invite others to join forces in the development of sustainable solutions for the aviation industry.

Estee Ng, Country Manager Air France KLM Malaysia said: "KLM's 100th anniversary provides a unique opportunity to share KLM's rich history as an aviation pioneer. Malaysia has a unique position in KLM's network as it was one of the 21 stops on KLM's first intercontinental flight from Amsterdam to Jakarta in 1924. The KLM Fokker F7-II spent 2 nights in Alor Setar, at the time a very small and sleepy town, getting the one engine prepared to fly 160km over the waters of the Straits of Malacca. But besides looking back, KLM's anniversary provides a moment to look ahead to the next century, as we want to set the standard for tomorrow's aviation. We want to keep connecting the world, but with attention to our surroundings."

On KLM's birthday, and keeping with tradition, KLM presented its new Delftware miniature house, KLM house number 100. Since the 1950's KLM has presented specially designed Delftware miniature houses to World Business Class passengers. The houses are replicas of monumental buildings throughout the Netherlands. This year's miniature is a replica of Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague.

[FLIGHT MODE ON] Your Travel Stories. Our inspiration

In celebration of KLM's 100th anniversary, KLM Malaysia launched 3 videos capturing the travel stories of local KLM travellers from Kuala Lumpur.

To view the inspirational 'FLIGHT MODE ON' videos on YouTube:

About KLM in Malaysia

For more information and inspiration please visit:

Flight Schedule:

(Winter schedule 27 OCT 2019 - 29 March, 2020)

The daily flights are operated by Boeing B777-200 and B777-300ER aircraft with 34 seats in World Business Class and 286 and 374 seats in Economy Class.

KUALA LUMPUR - AMSTERDAM

Flight number

From

To

Departure

Arrival

KL810

Kuala Lumpur

Amsterdam

23:50

05:55+1

KL809

Amsterdam

Kuala Lumpur

20:50

15:50+1

KUALA LUMPUR - JAKARTA

Flight number

From

To

Departure

Arrival

KL809

Kuala Lumpur

Jakarta

17:05

18:10

KL810

Jakarta

Kuala Lumpur

19:25

22:30

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20191015/2611136-1?lang=0

Source: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
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