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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 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.

MANILA, Philippines, 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. KLM is inviting others to use its CO2ZERO-programme for carbon compensation free of charge and free of brand, and partner in KLM's BIO-fuel programme.

Bas Hogendorf, Country Manager Air France KLM Philippines said: "KLM's 100th anniversary provides a unique opportunity to share what we stand for. We bring people together and care for our passengers. KLM's anniversary provides a moment to look ahead to the next century, because 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 Philippines launched 3 videos where KLM travellers from Manila to Amsterdam share their personal travel stories.

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

About KLM in the Philippines

KLM first started flights between Amsterdam and Manila in December 1951 celebrating 68 years of travel in 2019. KLM offers daily direct flights between Manila and Schiphol-Amsterdam Airport with a stop in Taipei.

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

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