Kroonduif Aircraft

 

De Kroonduif, a former subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM

History

On 14 July 1955, the company Nederlands Nieuw Guinea Luchtvaart Maatschappij (NNGLM) was established as a subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM, to provide air services within the Dutch territory of Netherlands New Guinea. This new airline, operating under the name of De Kroonduif, was based at Biak, and operated several routes throughout the territory with two de Havilland Canada Beavers.

 

Later the fleet was also supplemented with dand Twin Pioneers.

 

As Dutch New Guinea was being incorporated into Indonesian territory on 1 January 1963, the operations of De Kroonduif were absorbed by Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia, which shortly afterwards assigned them to Merpati Nusantara Airlines, a company that since 1978 was fully owned by Garuda.

 

 

 

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Destinations

According to the De Kroonduif timetable dated 1 December 1958, at the time the following destinations were served:

 

Biak, Ajamaroe, Fak Fak, Hollandia, Kaimana, Kebar, Kokonao, Manawi, Manokwari, Merauke, Napan, Noemfoer, Ransiki, Sorong, Steenkool, Tanahmerah, Teminaboean, Wasior, Wisselmeren

 

Subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM

Kroonduif airline

De Kroonduif, a former subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM, was the national carrier of Netherlands New Guinea (present day Western New Guinea, Indonesia), between 1955 and 1963. The name 'kroonduif' is the Dutch term for the crowned pigeon endemic to New Guinea, which was assumed as the logo of the company.

  • History

    Founded 14 July 1955

    Ceased operations 1 January 1963 (absorbed into GIA)

    Hubs Biak-Mokmer Airport

    Fleet size DC-3 and Twin Pioneer

     

  • General Info

    Destinations 19 (in 1958)

    Parent company KLM

    Headquarters Biak, Netherlands New Guinea

     

  • Performance

    Maximum speed: 263 mph (423 km/h, 229 kn) at 1,000 ft (300 m)

    Cruise speed: 210 mph (340 km/h, 180 kn) [44]

    Range: 1,700 mi (2,700 km, 1,500 nmi) at 210 mph (180 kn; 340 km/h)

    Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)

    Rate of climb: 1,500 ft/min (7.6 m/s)

    Take-off distance to 50 ft (15 m): 2,550 ft (780 m

De Kroonduif, a former subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM

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De Kroonduif, a former subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM, was the national carrier of Netherlands New Guinea.

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