Aviation Industry

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


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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