KLM A Dutch of Class

Bruce Hales-Dutton reviews a century of the Flying Dutchman, from its first Fokkers to the Dreamliner’s debut.

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The Boeing 737 has played an integral role in KLM’s short-haul fleet. More than 90 examples have been operated by the airline since 1986. AIRTEAMIMAGES.COM/ SIMONE CIARALLI

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij voor Nederland en Koloniën: it’s almost as impressive when translated into English. Either way, Royal Dutch Airlines for the Netherlands and its Colonies, more usually known simply as KLM, is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.

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