KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates 40 years in Toronto

TORONTO — After marking the first King’s Day in the Netherlands in each of its four Canadian Stations, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates 40 years of presence in Toronto where its first flight landed on April 29, 1974.

On this occasion, the airline surprised some 80 travel agencies in the Greater Toronto area with a birthday cake for their team and a special thank you postcard.

“On the eve of Dutch Heritage Month in Ontario, this is a year to celebrate for KLM in Canada.  In addition to Toronto’s 40th, it will be five years since we resumed our flights to Calgary on May 3, and 65 years that KLM landed in Canada for the first time on May 29, 1949 as the second European airline to fly to Montreal. Then, on Oct. 7, we will honour 95 years of existence of the oldest airline in the world: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij,said Fabien Pelous, Vice President and General Manager, AIR FRANCE KLM Canada.

The summer schedule of KLM includes 35 weekly flights from Canada to Amsterdam: Montréal (7), Toronto (14), Calgary (7) and Vancouver (7) and a daily bus shuttle from Ottawa to Montreal-Trudeau.

KLM is also running a Book and Win contest with Travelweek to celebrate. For more information, visit Travelweek.ca/twcontests/klm.

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