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Aviation Industry

KLM honors Dutch aviation pioneer as its last Fokker jet nears retirement

octubre 16, 2017

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines throws a party on its anniversary each year to introduce the latest addition to the carrier’s most sought-after complimentary in-flight amenities: a miniature version of a Dutch house, made from Delft Blue pottery and filled with a popular Dutch gin Bols Genever.

More than 1 million miniature houses a year are gifted to the airline’s “World Business Class” passengers flying on intercontinental flights. Many of KLM’s frequent travelers are determined to collect the entire series, something that’s helped make the business-class amenity one of the airline industry’s most popular.

This year’s “reveal” marked KLM’s 98th birthday and took place this past Friday in Haarlem, a historic city near Amsterdam. Inside Haarlem’s soaring St. Bavo Church, a drone-driven balloon bouquet floated over the crowd to deliver miniature house No. 98, which depicts the childhood home of Dutch aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker…

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Fuente: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/10/09/klm-honors-dutch-aviation-pioneer-retires-its-last-fokker-jet/746655001/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BPwjA7sGAS5Gp9om0BPef3g%3D%3D

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