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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates 60th anniversary of direct Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flights

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:13

Today KLM announced it will celebrate this milestone, with a myriad of events and a campaign for its customers.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - As one of Europe's leading long haul airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates 60 years of continuous flights between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur on 26 April, 2018.

Today KLM announced it will celebrate this milestone, with a myriad of events and a campaign for its customers.

Mrs Estee Ng, Country Manager of Air France and KLM Malaysia says: "We proudly mark KLM's 60 years of scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur, although KLM had a much earlier presence in Malaysia when in 1924 the first KLM intercontinental flight en route to Jakarta made a refuelling stop in Alor Star, Kedah."  

In celebration, KLM will launch a KLM 60th anniversary contest from 17-24 April, 2018 where contestants can win a pair of return KLM tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam. Visit to participate in the 'KLM Big 60 in Malaysia' contest.

KLM passengers departing on KLM from Kuala Lumpur on 26 April will also receive a small souvenir to celebrate a double birthday, KLM's 60th birthday in Malaysia and King's Day which is celebrated on 27 April, 2018 in the Netherlands.

KLM will also be launching a celebratory fare later this month from Kuala Lumpur to Europe, the Americas and many other destinations.

KLM Kuala Lumpur - Amsterdam
(Summer schedule -- 25 March 2018 - 29 October, 2018)

  • KL810 departs Kuala Lumpur at 23:20 and arrives in Amsterdam at 06:00 the next day
  • KL809 departs Amsterdam at 20:50 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 14:50 the next day

KLM Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

  • KL809 departs Kuala Lumpur at 16:20 and arrives in Jakarta at 17:25 (same day)
  • KL810 departs Jakarta at 18:45 and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 21:55 (same day)

The daily flights are operated by Boeing B777-200/300ER aircraft with 34 seats in Business Class and respectively 276 and 374 seats in Economy Class.


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.