The Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij voor Nederland en de Koloniën or KLM was founded in 1919 and made its inaugural flight in 1920 to London. It now owns stakes in a number of airlines including Transavia and Martinair. The Dutch flagship carrier was taken over by Air France in 2004, with little political fuss. The KLM group as a whole has a fleet of over 140 aircraft but has been hard hit by the recession and has cut thousands of jobs.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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