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KLM Celebrates its 95th Anniversary

10/07/2014 | by KLM

KLM Celebrates its 95th Anniversary
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LM Royal Dutch Airlines will celebrate its 95th Anniversary on Tuesday, 7 October. To mark this milestone, KLM will unveil its special “KLM 95 Years” logo on one of its MD-11 aircraft, the first stone will be laid for a new KLM lounge at Schiphol, and the 95th KLM Delftware miniature house will be presented.

“Thanks to the efforts, pride, expertise and energy of our 33,000 employees, KLM is now the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. I feel it is important that we celebrate this milestone. KLM is rooted in Dutch society and we all have KLM-blue blood coursing through our veins. We look to the coming years with confidence."
Camiel Eurlings, KLM President & CEO

Unveiling of “KLM 95 Years” logo
On 7 October, KLM’s anniversary, Camiel Eurlings will unveil the “KLM 95 Years” logo on an MD-11 aircraft. From this day on, for the duration of KLM’s anniversary, one aircraft of each type in the intercontinental fleet (Boeing 777-300/200, 747-400, 747 Combi, and Airbus 330-200/300) will display the “KLM 95 Years” logo on its fuselage.

First stone of KLM’s new lounge at Schiphol
Also on 7 October, a special guest will join Camiel Eurlings and Jos Nijhuis, CEO of the Schiphol Group, in laying the first stone of the new KLM World Business Class Lounge for intercontinental passengers at Schiphol.

By developing this new lounge, KLM fulfils the wishes of its passengers, who want comfort, rest, relaxation and entertainment. These requirements will be met in separate areas, each with their own unique atmosphere and furnishings, reflecting KLM’s “Journey of Inspiration” concept. Dutch Design is a key element of the lounge’s look and feel. The new design was developed in cooperation with the Amsterdam architectural agency Concrete, which also designed the W Hotel in London, the Citizen M Hotels, and the Supper Clubs. The new lounge will open in 2016.

Presentation of KLM’s 95th Delftware miniature
KLM has the tradition of presenting a new Delftware miniature house on its anniversary each year. These little houses are an exclusive gift for World Business Class passengers and have become a popular collector’s item. The 95th miniature will be festively presented at a surprising and spectacular event in Amsterdam on 7 October.

KLM celebrates
Following the Dutch tradition you treat others when it’s your birthday. This is why KLM comes with three amazing deals on October 7 and with even more birthday offers during the days afterwards.


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