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How Did KLM Get Its Name?  
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2929 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 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2870 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, 2807 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2863 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 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij - Royal Airline Company

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2754 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 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

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

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1867 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2614 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 4 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2578 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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