KLM marks 65 years of continuous flights to Manila on December 5
As one of Europe’s leading long haul airlines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is celebrating 65 years of continuous flights to Manila on December 5, 2016.
The airline announced yesterday it will celebrate this milestone, with a myriad of events and a campaign for its customers.
Raymond Reedijk, Country Manager of AIR FRANCE KLM Philippines says: “We proudly mark KLM’s 65th anniversary of continuous flights between Manila and Amsterdam with various special celebrations for our customers, without whom this milestone would not have been possible.”
In celebration, KLM will launch a KLM 65th anniversary quiz on Facebook from December 1–5, 2016 where exciting prizes can be won. KLM is also launching a celebratory fare to Europe on the December 6, 2016 offering an exclusive fare for one day in celebration of its 65th year in the Philippines. Economy class fares start from US$650, and World Business class fares from US$2,065, for travel from December 9, 2016 until July 31, 2017.
Furthermore, customers travelling on KLM from Manila to Amsterdam on December 5 will be surprised with a celebratory keepsake gift and cake will be served before boarding to mark the occasion.
“With these gestures of thanks to our customers who made this 65th anniversary possible, we invite them to take part in these celebrations,” Reedijk adds.
KLM began putting Manila on their aviation route map when KLM launched its first scheduled link connecting Amsterdam and Tokyo with a stop in Manila, thus KLM became the first Western airline to serve Manila.
KLM’s first office in the Phillipines was established in 1951 in Emita, Manila and KLM’s first flight, a Lockheed Constelllation with the name “Utrecht” arrived in Manila in the early evening on December 5, en route to Tokyo.
Today KLM has daily flights between Manila and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport via Taipei using Boeing 777 aircraft.