KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrating 85 years in Singapore
First airline with a scheduled service to Singapore
SINGAPORE, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is celebrating 85 years of scheduled services to Singapore.
Executive Vice President Changi Airport Management, Mr. Tan Lye Teck and KLM’s Chief Operating Officer, Rene de Groot at a cake cutting ceremony at Singapore Changi Airport to celebrate KLM’s 85 years of scheduled services to Singapore.
True to its pioneering spirit KLM took the lead in the development of scheduled air services between Europe and Singapore on the 3 May, 1933 when a Fokker FXVIII (F18) with registration number PH-AIP 'Pelikaan' landed in Singapore at Seletar Airport. (then R.A.F. station, Seletar - which is now the state-of-the-art Seletar Aerospace Park) KLM was the first airline to offer a regular scheduled service to Singapore.
KLM flew to Seletar Airport until June, 1937 when Singapore's first purpose-built civil airport, Kallang airport opened. During that time KLM flew five aircraft types on the Amsterdam -- Singapore route including the (at the time) modern DC2's and DC3's (all-metal twin engine low-wing monoplanes with retractable undercarriages).
KLM also unofficially acquired the title of the first airline to land at Kallang Airport in May 1937 when due to a tropical storm KLM was diverted to the more or less completed Kallang Airport, which a few weeks later 12 June, 1937 was officially opened.
In celebration of this milestone and its success in Singapore, KLM is offering incredible deals to selected destinations (Athens, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Munich and Rome) at special fares from SGD $ 850, - all-in. Amsterdam from SGD 1160 all-in.
About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in Singapore
From Singapore KLM offers convenient daily night flights to Amsterdam-Schiphol airport and daily flights between Singapore and Bali-Denpasar.
Schedule between Singapore and Amsterdam (28 Oct 17 -- 24 Mar 18)
- KL836 departs Singapore at 00:40 and arrives in Amsterdam at 07:35
- KL835 departs Amsterdam at 21:00 and arrives in Singapore at 15:35 the next day.
Schedule between Singapore and Denpasar (28 Oct 17 -- 24 Mar 18)
- KL835 departs Singapore at 16:50 and arrives in Denpasar at 19:25
- KL836 departs Denpasar at 20:40 and arrives in Singapore at 23:15
Flights are operated by 777-300ER (34 seats in Business Class and 374 seats in Economy Class)
- For more information and bookings visit: www.klm.sg
- Reservations: +65 6823-2220 (Mon-Fri 8:00-17:30 hrs. Sat-Sun 08:00-17:00 hrs.)
- Social media: www.facebook.com/KLMSingapore