KLM Airlines Route Map
KLM was set up by Albert Plesman on 7 October 1919 and started operations on 19 May 1920. The first route served was the Amsterdam-London one, flown with DH.9As that carried just two passengers on a charter basis. Two Fokker F.IIs delivered in September 1920, were later deployed on this very first route. Intercontinental flights were started with Fokker F.VII equipment in November 1924, serving the Dutch East Indies, although it was not until 1931 that regular services on this line were implemented. It normally took 11 or 12 days to complete the 9,000-mile (14,000 km) long flight between Amsterdam and Batavia, calling at Budapest, Athens, Cairo, Baghdad, Bushire, Jask, Karachi, Jodhpur, Allahabad, Calcutta, Akyab, Rangoon, Bangkok, Medan and Palembang. In 1926, the Rotterdam–Amsterdam–Copenhagen run was extended to Malmö.
KLM was first served in May 1933, when it was taken over from KNILM and added as an intermediate stop for the Amsterdam–Batavia line. By April 1934, Berlin, Hamburg and Liverpool were already part of the European route network. In May that year, KLM became the first airline that linked Continental Europe with the North of England, when the Amsterdam–Hull route was inaugurated; the Amsterdam–Liverpool service was re-routed via Doncaster in mid-1936.
With an intermediate stop at Espinho, the Amsterdam-Lisbon route was opened in April 1940. Initially, these flights carried freight and mail, connected at Lisbon with Pan American Airways Clipper services to New York and had a subsidy from the Dutch Post Office.
KLM Airlines Baggage Allowance
1) Carry-on Baggage:
Passenger is allowed to carry on one bag and one personal item. Maximum Dimensions: 21.5in x 10in x 13.5in/55cm x 25cm x 35cm (length x width x height) and Maximum Weight: 26 lb/12 kg.
Passenger is allowed to carry on two bags and one personal item. Maximum Dimensions: 21.5in x 10in x 13.5in/55cm x 25cm x 35cm (length x width x height), and a smaller bag of 18in x 8in x 13.5in/45cm x 20cm x 35cm and Maximum Weight: 40 lb/18 kg
2) Checked Baggage:
Economy class: 1 piece not exceeding 50.5 lbs/23 kg and 62in/158 cm (length + width + height) Business class: 2 pieces not exceeding 70.5 lbs/32 kg and 62in/158 cm (length + width + height) each
Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members; Sky Team Elite and Elite Plus members: one extra piece based on their travel class.
Economy class passengers can bring 2 pieces of check-in baggage when travelling to the Carribean, Indian Ocean, South America (Ecuador and Brazil), Africa or French Polynesia.
3) Oversize Baggage:
If you have more bags than the permitted allowance or your bags exceed the weight or linear restrictions, you will be charged additional fees.
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Onboard Services Travel Classes:
Business class: Enjoy comfort, more space, attention to detail and personal care.
Economy class: Discover KLM airlines high standards in Economy class and your seat and meal options.
Choice of Seats on Board:
Explore the selection of seats and choose the one you prefer; Economy Regular, Economy Comfort, Extra Legroom, Preferred Seats, World Business Class or Europe Business Class.
Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by top chefs while travelling through KLM airlines. For even more choice the option of ordering À La Carte meal is there plus a wide selection of beverages and snacks on all KLM Airlines flight schedules.
Enjoy the films and other interactive audio and video entertainment available during your KLM flight. The latest box office hits, powerful drama, exotic nature documentaries, and much more.
Want to buy a gift for your special someone, or looking for a particular perfume brand? Find your favourite items quickly and easily at Shop@KLM. Before you take off, buy your tax-free items online. You can choose to receive them onboard during your KLM flight or have them delivered to your home address.
KLM airlines unaccompanied minor service is mandatory for children between 5-14 years. Children between 15-17 years are not required to travel as unaccompanied minors, but the service is optional for this age group as well.
Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to travel unless accompanied by an adult who is at least 15 years old if traveling to/from the U.S., Canada or Mexico.
Fee for an unaccompanied minor is 50-90 Euros depending on the destination and whether or not the trip includes transfers.