Grand at 90

5 Jan 2009

After nine decades of flying excellence, which includes its merger with Air France in May 2004, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines marks the red date – October 7 – with celebrations scheduled throughout the year.

The Amstelveen-based airline entered the first day of 2009 with a Celebration Flight, which carried KLM staff, associates and a group from the High-Flyer Foundation (Stichting Hoogvliegers) including staff and 90 sick children. The flight will operate over the Netherlands’ 12 provinces should the weather permit.

“KLM is proud of its Dutch heritage. This is why we’re starting off our anniversary year with a Celebration Flight involving people from all the provinces of the Netherlands,” said Peter Harman, CEO, KLM.

The airline has organised a photography contest, inviting the public to take pictures of the Celebration Flight from a recognisable point in the country. Takers of the 12 best photographs will win two tickets to an intercontinental destination.

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Julian Tan

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