KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates 70 years of uninterrupted flights between Amsterdam and the Philippines


Manila, Philippines, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Enabled December 5, 2021, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates 70 years of continuous flights between Amsterdam and The Philippines.

KLM logo (PRNewsfoto / KLM)

KLM logo (PRNewsfoto / KLM)

KLM has launched flights to Manila in 1951 when KLM introduced scheduled flights from Amsterdam To Tokyo. This first flight, in a Lockheed Constellation plane, made six stops including Manila.

Since then, KLM has been the first and only European airline to operate continuous flights between Amsterdam and Manila.

In honor of this milestone and to celebrate the future, KLM will reduce the CO2 footprint of all passengers traveling from Amsterdam To Manila to December 4, 2021, on the day, 70 years ago, this historic flight left Amsterdam.

KLM will celebrate its 70th anniversary by engaging customers and travel agents at two virtual events and customers traveling on KLM from Manila To Amsterdam to December 5, 2021 will receive a little surprise at the boarding gate.

Arthur Bouchon, Country Manager of AIR FRANCE KLM Philippines said, “We are proud to celebrate KLM’s 70th anniversary by The Philippines. With this important achievement, we would like to thank our customers for their continued support, especially during this difficult time. I am proud that KLM was able to maintain a link between Manila and the rest of the world essential for the many employees in the maritime industry.

Celebrating this milestone with our customers shows KLM’s commitment to supporting our activities in The Philippines and we look forward to another 70 remarkable years. “

About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

For more than a century, KLM has been a pioneer in the airline industry. KLM is the oldest airline still operating under its original name and aims to be the leading European network carrier in terms of customer focus, efficiency and sustainability.

The KLM network connects the Netherlands with the main economic regions of the world and is a powerful engine of the Dutch economy.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is part of the Air France-KLM group. KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam global alliance, which has 19 member airlines.



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