Friday, October 15, 2010

KLM Celebrates 91st Anniversary in style.


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently celebrated its 91st anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the Dutch airlines also introduced a new Delftware house on Thursday, 7 October which will be the Dutch Antilles’ House in The Hague. During the function, KLM President & CEO Peter Hartman handed over the new Delftware house to the Mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen and Marcel van der Plank, Authorised Representative Minister of the Netherlands Antilles in Madurodam. According to the release available on the airline’s website, the miniature Dutch Antilles’ House was revealed at the same time in Madurodam.

KLM is celebrating its 91st anniversary today. The ‘Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij voor Nederland en KoloniĆ«n’ (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) was founded on 7 October 1919. KLM is the oldest scheduled airline in the world still operating under its original name.

According to the statement, KLM has been dishing out Delftware houses on board since the 1950s. The houses are replicas of exceptional buildings in the Netherlands. The number of houses in the collection has corresponded with KLM’s age since 1994. A new house has been added to the collection each year thereafter on 7 October. The houses are presented to passengers travelling in World Business Class on intercontinental flights.


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