KLM "Royal Dutch Airline"

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legally Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (literal translation: Royal Aviation Company, Inc.), is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is part of the Air France–KLM group and a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. Founded in 1919, KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name and had 35,488 employees and a fleet of 119 (excluding subsidiaries) as of 2015. KLM operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to 145 destinations.

Airlines: TUI


Founded 7 October 1919; 98 years ago

Hubs Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Frequent-flyer program Flying Blue

Fleet size:  119

Destinations 145

In 1919, a young aviator lieutenant named Albert Plesman sponsored the ELTA aviation exhibition in Amsterdam. The exhibition was a great success; after it closed, several Dutch commercial interests intended to establish a Dutch airline, which Plesman was nominated to head.[10] In September 1919, Queen Wilhelmina awarded the yet-to-be-founded KLM its “Royal” (“Koninklijke”) predicate. On 7 October 1919, eight Dutch businessmen, including Frits Fentener van Vlissingen, founded KLM as one of the first commercial airline companies. Plesman became its first administrator and director.

Callsign: KLM
Royal Dutch Airline

Aircraft Fleet size

Airbus A330-200      8  —  30

Airbus A330-300      5  —  30

Airbus A350-900      7  TBA  to be delivered from 2020

Boeing 737-700       18  —  20

Boeing 747-400        4  —  35

Boeing 747-400M     11  —  35  to be retired by 2020

Boeing 777-200ER    15  —  34

Boeing 777-300ER    14  —  34  PH-BVA in Orange Pride livery PH-BVD in SkyTeam livery

Boeing 787-9          10   5  30

Boeing 787-10          6  38   to be delivered from 2020

Embraer ERJ-170/190
Former aircraft used: Fokker F-27 Friendship; Douglas DC-3; Fokker F-28 Fellowship; Douglas MD-11.; Douglas DC-5

McDonnell/Douglas MD-11 "Amy Johnson"

The four-engine turboprop Vickers Viscount 800 was introduced on European routes in 1957] Beginning in September 1959, KLM introduced the four-engine turboprop Lockheed L-188 Electra onto some of its European and Middle Eastern routes. In March 1960, the airline introduced the first Douglas DC-8 jet into its fleet. In 1961, KLM reported its first year of losses..