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What Does KLM Stand For?  
User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 820 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5912 times:

This has to be the dumbest question on the forum lol. But im curious what does it stand for ? TWA I get the new NWA scheme i get but KLM ?

It could stand for " Kids Love Me" ???!!!???

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User currently offlineFL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

Koninklijk Luchtvaart Maatschapij



Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5888 times:

I've always wanted to know the samething.

Doesn't QANTAS stand for something also??


User currently offlineFL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services


Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5816 times:

KLM stands for "Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij" and means "Royal Airline Company"

User currently offlineAviastar From Belarus, joined Nov 2000, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5722 times:

and now how do you pronounce it??

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

More "Aviation" than "Airline".

Pronunciation? Difficult, since there are some elements which are unknown to the English language.

Koh-nink-like-ay Lucht-fart Maat-shup-eye

Now, for the "Lucht" (=air): the "u" is pronounced like a French u or a German ü. The ch is similar to the Spanish j (Mojave, Cojones), but a little softer.

Hope this helps...

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5573 times:


Some people believe QANTAS is some sort of word, as I saw it sometimes in magazines written as: QUANTAS, where did they get the U?

KLM in Dutch indeed stands for

Koninklijke Luchtvaartmaatschappij

(Royal Aircompany).

It is almost imossible to pronounce well for a non-dutch, but maybe this little course on Dutch helps you. Big thumbs up

KO = like Ko in kosher or 'oe' in Boeing
NIN = like ING in Chinese
KLIJ = unknown sound in English, something like CLU in CLUB
KE = like 'ke' in Kermit

Now comes the tricky bit Smile

LUCHT = the U is like 'E' in Kermit, and the 'CH' like Spanish 'J' in Juan
VAART = V like in Virgin, long 'A' like English 'Bath' or 'car' and a rolling 'R'
MAAT = long 'A' like English 'Bath' or 'car'
SCHAP = 'CH' like Spanish 'J' in Juan, AP sounds like UP in CUP
PIJ = english doesn't know the IJ-sound, sounds like 'pay'

have fun lol  Big thumbs up
Martijn



User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5555 times:

About spelling Qantas with a "u".....when I first joined Qantas (way back in 1995!!!) on my first day, they sat us down and said "Just so you know how to spell Qantas: there's no "U" in Qantas, YOU'RE the YOU in Qantas!"  Smile Cheesy, I know!  Smile

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