Airways Magazine

September / October 2019

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The first Boeing 747 landed at Schiphol almost 49 years ago. Let’s imagine what a sight it must have been in those days. The jetliner was bigger than any plane the world had ever seen, and it provided an answer to the ever-increasing popularity of air travel. The 747 could carry from 350 to 490 passengers, plus all their baggage, in a single flight.


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AIRLINE REVIEW


XX KLM Turns 100

BENJAMIN BEARUP reports from Amsterdam on the countdown to the centennial anniversary of KLM, taking a look at the challenges ahead for the world’s oldest airline.


AIRWAYS SPECIAL


XX The Duif

An airliner that remained dormant in the Venezuelan jungle for decades. ALEJANDRO IRAUSQUIN narrates the fascinating story behind one of the rarest Fokker aircraft ever built.


AIRPORT REVIEW


XX Schiphol Airport

Schiphol is not only the home to KLM, but also a major economic contributor to the Netherlands. ENRIQUE PERRELLA reports its latest developments and what’s next for one of Europe’s largest airports.


AIRWAYS FEATURE


XX Fokker: KLM’s Steadfast Partner

If there was one aircraft manufacturer that was synonymous with KLM for much of the storied carrier’s 100 years, that was Fokker. RENÉ DE LEEUW narrates how the airframer evolved throughout the years.


THE AIRCHIVE


XX KLM: The First Fifty Years

DAVID H. STRINGER flies back in time to KLM’s origins, and recounts how it slowly evolved during its first five decades of existence.


photonewsAIRWAYS PHOTO NEWS:
A colorfully illustrated highlight of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including new fleet changes, airlines, and paint schemes.

mailbagMAILBAG:
Our global forum for our readers’ opinions, feedback, and contributions.

d&aShotDEPARTING SHOT & ARRIVING SHOT

 


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