First flight to trans-atmospheric flight, KLM Airlines celebrates 95 years

First flight to trans-atmospheric flight, KLM Airlines celebrates 95 years
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is commemorating its 95th year of service by sharing some of their own amazing personal highlights thanks to their passengers. Starting with their first passenger flight way back in 1919 to their move into breathtaking trans-atmospheric flights. This makes KLM the oldest airline in the world that's still operating under its original name. You can watch the touching video above. More about KLM

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In 1919, Albert Plesman, a young aviator lieutenant sponsored the ELTA aviation exhibition in Amsterdam. It was a great success and after it's closurer several Dutch commercial interests had the intention to establish a Dutch Airline. Plesman was nominated to head the new airline. In September, Queen Wilhelmina awarded the yet to be founded KLM its Royal predicate. A month later, KLM was founded by Plesman in The Hague, becoming one of the world's first commercial airlines companies. It's first flight took place on May 17 1920 with pilot Jerry Shaw who flew from Croydon Airport, London to Amsterdam.

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