Seventy years ago, KLM inaugurated its first flight between the Netherlands and Canada, out of Montreal.
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The flight left Amsterdam on May 29th and landed in Dorval the next day, on May 30th, after two stopovers.
"This inaugural flight marked the beginning of regular service between Montreal and Amsterdam twice weekly, with stops in Gander, Newfoundland, and Prestwick, Scotland, opened the way for KLM in Canada," said Vincent Etchebehere, vice president and general manager, Air France KLM Canada. "Since then, KLM has launched routes to Toronto (1974), Vancouver (1986), Calgary (2009), and Edmonton (2014)."
This summer, KLM operates 36 weekly flights from Canada to Amsterdam: Montreal (7); Toronto (11); Calgary (7); Edmonton (4); and Vancouver (7). The airline also operates a daily shuttle service between Ottawa and Montreal-Trudeau for passengers travelling from and to the nation's capital.
Its codeshare partnership with WestJet also gives access to many KLM flights to residents in many other Canadian cities.
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