KLM celebrates 90th year with ‘retro’ Boeing 737



Dutch carrier KLM has become the latest airline to adopt a retro-style livery, painting a Boeing 737-800 in a historic scheme to mark the company’s 90th anniversary. It was founded on 7 October 1919, and within five years had expanded from regional routes to serving its first intercontinental destination in Indonesia. It began transatlantic operations, to Curacao, in  1934. Read on… 

Here’s a video of the KLM Boeing 737 taxiing.


More retro liveries include an Air France A320, SAS back in 2006 painted an A319 in retro colours, Finnair’s A319 in the livery designed in the 1950s. And last year Monarch celebrated 40 years in business with the original 1968 uniform. 

To see more airline liveries see our gallery on AirSpace.


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One Response to KLM celebrates 90th year with ‘retro’ Boeing 737

  1. Maldives Atoll 5 July, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

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