KLM AirlinesKLM Royal Dutch Airlines is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM, but before the merger with Air France, it was the Netherlands’ national airline. The KLM stands for the Dutch words “Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij”, which in English literally means “Royal Aviation Company”. Although many people refer to it as KLM Airways, the proper name is “Airlines”. As the oldest carrier of the world, it operates from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, where it has its headquarters.
It was founded in 1919, and the first flight was from London to Amsterdam on May 17th, 1920. In 1921, scheduled service started, and by the year 1926, KLM was offering regular service to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Bremen, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, and Malmo. In 1960, the first jet was introduced into the fleet, and 1971 saw the first Boeing 747 flying under the KLM flag. In the early 80’s, the airline upgraded some of their Boeing 747’s to a “stretched upper deck” configuration, and in 1994, KLM and Northwest Airlines both introduced World Business Class on their trans-continental flights.
These days, KLM Airlines offers service all over the world on five continents, from North America all the way to Australia. And if it doesn’t have service to the particular city you’re looking for, it will partner with its fellow airlines like Northwest Airlines and Lufthansa, to make sure they can get you to where you need to be.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines airfares are among the cheapest in their class, as round trip tickets for flights on the airline are often discounted. Even business class tickets for KLM flights are relatively inexpensive, when compared to other carriers like United Airlines. For example, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flights to Palm Springs, CA from Amsterdam are very reasonable when considering how far the distance is between the two cities.
If you have any questions about KLM Airlines, you can always contact customer service. You are probably asking yourself, “How do I contact KLM Royal Dutch Airlines?” It’s easy. Just call their customer service number, or go on the web to their website at www.klm.com. You’ll be glad you did.