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KLM celebrates its 99th anniversary

KLM's 2016 "OrangePride" special livery

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced its latest Delftblue miniature on its 99th anniversary on October 7, 2018. The famous collector item, a unique gift to World Business Class travellers on long haul flights, is a sought after collector’s item.

KLM presented their latest Delftblue miniature of the first grocery store by the iconic Dutch coffee brand ‘Douwe Egberts’ in Joure, a beautiful village in the middle of Friesland. Fittingly, at the end of October, KLM will be serving Douwe Egberts sustainable UTZ-certified coffee on all its European and intercontinental flights.

To celebrate KLM’s 99th anniversary, KLM just launched their ‘winter hot picks’ on sale from today until 2 November, 2018 for travel from October 31, 2018 until May 31, 2019. Economy class return fares from Jakarta to Europe including taxes start from IDR 8,500,000 and in Business class return fares from Jakarta to Amsterdam including taxes start from IDR 42,400,000. From Denpasar Economy class return fares including taxes start at IDR 9,000,000

About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in Indonesia

KLM’s first flights between Amsterdam and Indonesia started on October 1, 1924 when KLM initiated its first intercontinental flight from Amsterdam to Jakarta. In September 1929 KLM started regular, scheduled services between Amsterdam and Indonesia. Until the outbreak of the Second World War, this was the world’s longest distance scheduled service.

KLM offers daily direct flights between Jakarta and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with a stop in Kuala Lumpur and daily flights between Denpasar and Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport with a stop in Singapore.

KLM Jakarta – Amsterdam

  • KL810 departs Jakarta at 19:25 and arrives in Amsterdam at 05:55 the next day
  • KL809 departs Amsterdam at 20:50 and arrives in Jakarta at 18:10 the next day

KLM Jakarta – Kuala Lumpur 

  • KL810 departs Jakarta at 19:25 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 22:30 the next day
  • KL809 departs Kuala Lumpur at 17:05 and arrives in Jakarta at 18:10 the next day

KLM Denpasar – Amsterdam

  • KL836 departs Denpasar at 21:35 and arrives in Amsterdam at 08:00 the next day
  • KL835 departs Amsterdam at 21:00 and arrives in Denpasar at 20:20 the next day

KLM Denpasar – Singapore

  • KL836 departs Denpasar at 21:35 and arrives in Singapore at 00:05 the next day
  • KL835 departs Singapore at 17:35 and arrives in Denpasar at 20:20 the next day

Departure and Arrival times based on winter schedule — 29 October, 2018 – 31 March, 2019)

The daily flights are operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 34 seats in Business Class and 374 seats in Economy Class.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by KLM): KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777-306 ER PH-BVA (msn 35671) (OrangePride) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 943972.

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KLM introduces its orange Boeing 777-300 #OrangePride

KLM 777-300 PH-BVA (16-OrangePride)(Grd)(KLM)(LR)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on June 14, 2016 introduced its unique orange-colored Boeing 777-300 (777-306 ER PH-BVA, msn 35671). The well-known KLM Blue is being combined with orange highlights. The transition between the two colors features aspects of the Dutch flag. The combination emphasizes KLM’s Dutch roots and pride in the national color of the Netherlands.

The introduction of the special aircraft was partly prompted by a social media post KLM published on King’s Day 2015. At the time, KLM’s followers were presented with a picture of an orange aircraft, along with the question: “Should we color orange next year on King’s Day? #OrangeExperience”. 30,000 likes and 2,500 positive responses later, KLM rolls out its only orange aircraft on June 14.

KLM will deploy the orange Boeing 777 on routine flights within the network and, whenever possible, during events that offer opportunities to promote the Netherlands. The aircraft will debut this summer and will be in operation on the Rio de Janeiro-Amsterdam route during the Olympic Games. On 22 August, KLM will use its orange Boeing to operate the “Medal Flight” that brings the Dutch Olympic heroes home.

Painting procedure

335 liters of paint were used to spray the aircraft orange fading into KLM’s distinctive blue. Applying the colours in multiple, thin layers, requires less paint and the sustainable, chromate-free paint can be easily washed off. The colours of the Dutch flag have been incorporated in the transition between orange and blue, completing the aircraft’s Dutch image. It took a team of 35 people four days to spray on the orange livery.

More about the KLM Boeing 777-300

The KLM version of the Boeing 777-300 has a completely revamped interior, with full-flat seats in World Business Class and more legroom in Economy Class, ensuring greater comfort for passengers. In addition, the inflight entertainment system has been fully renewed and adapted throughout the cabin. By the end of this year, KLM will have replaced more than 80% of its intercontinental aircraft cabin interiors.

Photo: KLM.

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