Back in the Day: world’s oldest airline gets off the ground

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    October 7, 1919. KLM, currently the world’s oldest flag-carrier airline, is founded in the Netherlands. Known in English as Dutch Royal Airlines, KLM actually stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij. The company’s first flight took place six months after its creation, when pilot Jerry Shaw flew a De Havilland DH-16 from London to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

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