KLM Looks Back at Milestones in Indonesian Aviation History
KLM Indonesia is celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, whilst KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is celebrating their 95th anniversary, on 7th October. This makes KLM the oldest airline in the world operating under its original name. Upon taking a stroll down the history, KLM’s first intercontinental long-haul flight with Fokker F-VII Amsterdam - Jakarta took place in 1924, KLM initiated its first intercontinental flight from Amsterdam to Batavia (Colonial Jakarta) by Fokker F-VII. Since then, the airline company has grown by leaps and bounds and in 2004 merged with Air France.
Duncan Rutgers, Country Manager of AIR FRANCE KLM Indonesia reveals: “We have been playing a significant role in the aviation industry, especially in Indonesia. We will continue to do so in the years to come. We believe in our strengths and strong identity. Constantly we come up with new ideas in order to offer our customers the best possible products and services. The partnership with Air France and cooperation with our other partners is part of our successes. We face 2014 and the many years to come with full of confidence. In 2019 we will celebrating our 100th anniversary, by which time we hope to be even stronger and more vital than ever.”
KLM Indonesia offers daily evening flights from Jakarta and from Denpasar. The flights from Jakarta stops over in Kuala Lumpur on the way to Amsterdam, while the daily flights from Denpasar-Amsterdam has a stop over in Singapore.
While responding to the market demand in Indonesia, Air France also now serves daily flights Jakarta - Paris Charles de Gaulle via Singapore. The company’s goal is to provide convenience to the passengers with night flights from Jakarta to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Jakarta to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Both airports have excellent connections to the rest of the European cities and beyond.
For video celebration of KLM 95th Anniversary please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVKAW_cCls
95 years - The different faces of KLM – Irene Balver
In nine short movies, KLM staff and one KLM customer show their passion and pride in their jobs and give us their thoughts on the company, now and in five years’ time when we celebrate KLM’s 100th year of anniversary.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.
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