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KLM’s Latest Airbus is Called Museumplein


Amstelveen, - - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took delivery of its 12th Airbus 330-200 in Toulouse today. The new aircraft has been named Museumplein in honour of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and the 2013 festivities surrounding its iconic sites.

"All of KLM’s Airbuses are named after city squares. Apart from Dam, KLM’s first Airbus, the popular Museumplein in Amsterdam certainly deserves a place in our Airbus fleet. Particularly this year, when KLM proudly takes the role of chief sponsor and official carrier for Amsterdam 2013.

The arrival of this Airbus 330-200 marks another step forward in modernising the KLM fleet. Even in challenging times, KLM continues to invest in cleaner, quieter aircraft in its drive to guarantee customers optimal service. The Airbus 330-200 offers 30 Business Class seats and 35 economy comfort seats and 178 Economy seats. With the arrival of this latest aircraft, KLM’s A330 fleet now counts 16 aircraft: 12 Airbus A330-200s and 4 Airbus A330-300s"
Pieter Elbers, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer KLM

During the course of 2013, numerous Amsterdam sites and organisations will mark historic milestones. The city will be celebrating these events in style, uniting local residents and tourists alike. Jubilee celebrations around Museumplein include the Concertgebouw and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (125 years), the Van Gogh Museum (40 years) and the opening of the new Rijksmuseum tomorrow.

Museumplein will be deployed on routes to the USA, Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean.

About KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.


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