KLM 100-Year Anniversary
When you make plans to travel, you seek the most trusted airlines, right? Trust is not easy to gain. You can be in the industry for a year, a decade or several decades. The only way to gain trust is by providing the best of service to all customers irrespective of their nationality, race, colour, or beliefs. KLM is one such airline which has earned a lot of trust and respect from its customers. Thanks to its customer-centric services, KLM has achieved something that no other airline company in the industry has ever achieved!

The splendid history of KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has been connecting the Netherlands to other parts of the world since 1919. KLM is Dutch for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij. It is the oldest airlines in the world and on October 7th this year, KLM will be the world’s first airline still operating under its original name for a century. It is the world’s first and only airline which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary of operations and the 35th anniversary of launching flights to Seoul in October this year.

KLM made its first scheduled flights between Amsterdam and London in 1020. It has come a long way from launching the first flight, to embracing new technology. The company is committed to seizing opportunities and accepting challenges. Its entrepreneurial spirit and customer-centric ambitions have helped to face the challenges that lie ahead and reach a milestone where no other company has ever achieved.

Sustainable future

Towards the end of June, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced the 'fly responsibly' initiatives to mark the 100 days before the 100th anniversary. The initiative was launched with a festive event at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where KLM invited all industry stakeholders to join hands for a more sustainable future for aviation. 

The 100 days before the 100th anniversary was planned to coincide with the arrival of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, growing to a total of 28 Dreamliner. Due to some issues, the appearance of this aircraft from the Boeing factory in the USA was delayed. 
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management said that this auspicious milestone was a success for the Netherlands as well. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is of great importance as it provides access to business opportunities, employment opportunities, and connects them with an extensive network throughout the world.

Pieter Elbers, President and CEO of KLM, was immensely proud of the company's success. He offered to reach out to others and share the company's best practices that help with sustainable development. He also provided KLM's CO2ZERO, carbon compensation program free of cost and free of KLM branding to all airlines, for a more sustainable future of aviation.