KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its anniversary every year in a remarkably unique way. This year too the airline celebrated its anniversary in style, which was on October 7. The airline decided to provide a memorable souvenir to its business class customers on the conclusion of their flights.
The World Business Class cabin of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers various amenities such as designer amenity kits, personal storage space, privacy screens, full-flat seats, and complimentary meals and fine wine. These amenities are also praised by the airline’s premium customers. However, one thing being adored nowadays by the customers is a blue and white Delftware miniature of a notable Dutch building handed out on the conclusion of their trip.
Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, said, “The company started offering gifts to essentially celebrate its heritage since 1952. These Dutch-gin filled collectibles are now highly coveted and become prized possession of the customers. Every year on October 7 a new mini-house is introduced by the airline to celebrate its anniversary. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced its 97th Delftware miniature house portraying Rotterdam’s Hotel New York during a party hosted on October 7. This also revealed the airline’s age as it proudly continues to serve its customers for the past 97 years now.”
Elbers said that the majestic Rotterdam’s Hotel New York was constructed in 1901 and functioned as the headquarters of the Holland America Line. The company’s ships for the past several years, starting in 1872, ferried passengers between Rotterdam and New York and many other cities in the United States.
Elbers further stated that during those days the Holland-America Line was vital and acted as a lifeline in keeping Europe and America well connected. This was though when the civil aviation industry was about to take shape or in its formative years. Now with the commercial civil aviation sector coming of age, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is playing an important role in providing air connectivity between the two continents.