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How Did KLM Get Its Name?  
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3080 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

I was just wondering, how did KLM get its name? If its I guess you could say, formal name, is Royal Dutch Airlines, where does KLM come from?


Chris


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

KLM is an abbreviation (not going to even begin to try to spell it) of the airline's original name.

User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 2918 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2932 times:


Yes it is an abbreviation. I was trying to find the full name on the KLM website to copy and paste because, in the words of Flyf15, I'm "not going to even begin to try to spell it"!!!!

Perhaps a dutchman will see this and enlighten us on the pronunciation???


User currently offlineUSflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij - Royal Airline Company

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Koh-nink-likkuh
Looch(soft graunch in the back of the throat, like chutzpah)tfarrt
Maats-kuppay

would be a reasonable phonetic transcription I think. Feel free to correct me.


User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Phonetic for non-Dutch (I give it a try): Koningklaikke Lugtfaart Maatsgappai

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2683 times:
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I was just wondering, how did KLM get its name?

It's mom gave it it's name.



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User currently offlineHeyMach From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

KLM was formed in 1919 by Albert Plesman with the support of the Dutch government and Queen Wilhelmina. Queen Wilhelmina granted the company a royal warrant enabling it use the title "Royal Dutch" - thus came about the name Royal Dutch Airlines and, as stated above, the original Dutch version of the company's name is Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij. Hence KLM.

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