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KLM’s 100 Year Anniversary and 95 Years of Flying to Indonesia

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will mark its 100th anniversary with a 2-day exhibition in Jakarta titled KLM 100 Years – Celebrate the Future on 5th and 7th October 2019, as part of KLM’s pursuit in taking a leading role to create a more sustainable aviation industry.

“We want to set the standard for tomorrow’s aviation. We want to keep connecting the world, but with attention to our surroundings,” said Country Manager Air France KLM Indonesia, Wouter Gregorwitsch.
Being the only airline still operating under its original name, KLM has reached this auspicious milestone by seizing opportunities, accepting challenges, connecting with partners, and embracing technology.

Celebrating its centennial, KLM is looking forward with confidence to the future. The 2-day exhibition aims to inspire stories of the past and share innovations for the future of aviation.

The displays include:
• A time capsule tunnel, showing KLM’s rich history through a timeline, including the fascinating story of KLM’s first intercontinental flight from Amsterdam to Indonesia in 1924.
• Many creative exhibits that showcase KLM’s focus on digital innovations and its commitment to contributing to a sustainable future.
• The collection of KLM’s Delft Blue Miniature Houses; representing some of the traditional Dutch houses which can be found along the canals of Amsterdam and other historic towns in the Netherlands.

The KLM 100 Years – Celebrate the Future exhibition gives visitors a unique insight into KLM’s history, future, and its pioneering role in the aviation industry.

Jakarta was KLM’s first intercontinental destination when, on 24th November 1924, a Fokker F-VII arrived in Jakarta after a 55-day journey. Up until World War II, this was the longest scheduled flight connection in the world.

“Indonesia is a special destination in KLM’s large network as it is our oldest intercontinental destination. Scheduled passenger flights between the Netherlands and Indonesia started in 1930,” added Wouter.

The KLM 100 Years – Celebrate the Future exhibition is open to public on: Saturday 5th October 2019 at 10am until 4pm and Monday 7th October 2019 at 10am until 3pm

Location: Erasmus Huis, Pusat Kebudayaan Belanda, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav S-3, Jakarta Selatan.

For more information and inspiration, please visit the KLM 100 site, https://klm100.com/en

See: Success in the Sky: The KLM Story (Part One)

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