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What Does "klm" Stand For?  
User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5949 times:

I know that KLM is Royal Dutch Airlines, but what do the letters "KLM" actually stand for? Is it something in Dutch?
Just curious. Jr asked and I didn't have an answer?

Thanks in advance.

Russ and Jr


My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
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User currently offlineArt From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5923 times:

Don't speak Dutch but Kongliche Luft (Royal Air) something. Sorry it the spelling is Germanic!

User currently offlineFlyboy1980 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5908 times:

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij

found that in google - dunno what it means though


User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5897 times:

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij is what it means...I'm sure it means Royal Dutch Airlines, but I may be wrong.

Anthony


User currently offlineJalalabad From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5893 times:

Royal Airline Company

correction: Royal Aviation Company

[Edited 2005-04-12 02:27:48]

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5574 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5886 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 3):
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij is what it means...I'm sure it means Royal Dutch Airlines, but I may be wrong.

Correct


User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 978 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5866 times:

It means, "Air France"


Sorry, I couldn't reisist...



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5846 times:

I thank you and Jr thanks you. I knew we could count on you all! Big grin


My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineVH-KCT* From Australia, joined May 2001, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5824 times:

Check this thread:

What Does KLM Stand For? (by USAir330 Mar 31 2003 in Civil Aviation)

According to the dutchman in reply 7, it stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaartmaatschappij, which translates to Royal Air Company. There's even a lesson in dutch pronunciation in there for you.  Smile



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