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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Brings Holiday Cheer To Passengers At JFK International Airport With Help From Santa

December 24, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

KLMKLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates the holiday spirit in a new video that shows Santa decking the halls of KLM’s Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. On December 16, travelers were greeted by jolly old St. Nick in a KLM-inspired blue suit and a surprise box of gourmet treats specially curated from eight different countries waiting in their seats.

“KLM wanted to do something special for our passengers flying to Amsterdam for the holidays and share the joy of discovering unique treats from some of the most fascinating destinations in the world,” said Marnix Fruitema, Senior Vice President North America Air France-KLM. “KLM wishes everyone a joyous holiday season and New Year filled with unforgettable journeys.”

KLM released a video today capturing the excitement and humor of Santa making his way through JFK to deliver an unexpected holiday treat. “Try The World” boxes containing gourmet culinary products were placed on all 600+ passengers’ seats onboard both of KLM’s two daily direct flights from JFK to Amsterdam on December 16. Curated by expert chefs, the assortment of eight treats were meant to inspire travel to destinations in KLM’s vast global network, and included Moroccan Orientines Cookies, Swedish Ginger Snaps, Italian Pannetone and Japanese Soba noodles to name a few.

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KLM in New York

On May 21, 1946, KLM initiated scheduled service between Amsterdam and New York using the Douglas DC-4 Rotterdam. Today, KLM makes two trips a day between New York and Amsterdam, with an average flight time of seven hours. In 2003, KLM merged with Air France to become the largest airline in the world in terms of operating revenues, and is recognized in the industry today as a leader in sustainable development.

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