Martinair to end passenger operations in November 2011

Martinair (Amsterdam) will end all passenger operations in November 2011. Parent KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will replace the passenger routes with their own service or using aircraft and crews of its partners. Martinair’s cargo operations will continue.

The company was founded on May 24, 1958 as Martin’s Air Charter (MAC) by J. Martin Schröder with a single aircraft, a de Havilland Dove and five employees.

The name was changed to Martinair Holland in 1966 (later dropped in 1991).

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