Special KLM Delftware Miniature – Palace on Dam Square
On Tuesday, 30 April 2013, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate and her son Prince Willem-Alexander will be crowned. In honour of the coronation, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will present all its passengers travelling in World Business Class on coronation day a one-off special Delftware miniature replica of the Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The miniatures will be presented on intercontinental flights departing from Amsterdam.
The Palace on Dam Square was built in the 17th century and was originally intended as a city hall to house Amsterdam entire municipal and judicial bodies. They moved into the City Hall in 1655, even though construction was still underway. In those days, Amsterdam was the mercantile capital of the world and it was this status that prompted the building of a bigger and better city call.
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, transavia.com 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.
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.