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Zoltan Horvath, 3 Feb 2014 Zoltan Horvath, 3 Feb 2014
And here's the same scheme (new logo) but in inverted colors, that is logo in white, on a horizontal blue flag. These above mentioned flags are desktop flags (maybe souvenirs only).
The evolution of KLM logos can be seen here:
KLM was founded on October 7, 1919 being the oldest airline in continuous operation.
Here's a picture taken on February 12, 2011 of Schipol Airport
In this picture one can
see the KLM flag on the far right, being the new logo in white on a
Esteban Rivera, 3 Feb 2014
There's a variant for KLM flag, seen here in
the following pictures:
(third flag from left to right)
(flag on the left, next to the one of the European Union).
It shows a white horizontal flag with the KLM logo plus the SkyTeam logo
), as seen here.
Since KLM signed the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on September 13,
2004, then I guess this variant appeared afterwards.
Esteban Rivera, 4 Jan 2015
I wonder if you could help me with some research. Do you know which flag
was flown by KLM airlines (Holland) on their aircraft immediately prior
to WW2? A photo of the aircraft can be found at this
webpage. Not a good photo but I hope you can point me in the right
direction. Looks like the normal Dutch flag but what is in the middle?
Howard Armitage, 4 Jan 2003
The flag of KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, Royal Dutch Airlines)
was not red-white-blue, but orange-white-blue, with the logo in black in
the center of the white stripe. This logo consisted of the letters KLM
in a hexagon, two wings and a crown, and was designed by architect Dirk
Roosenburg in 1919, the year the KLM was founded. I have seen this flag
on photos from the 1930s and from the years just after WWII.
In 1949/1950 a new logo was adopted (in which the old logo remains as a detail), which evolved with changes in 1959, 1962-'63 and 1971 to the one in use today. I have never seen flags with one of these logos.
Source (logos, not the flag): Drs. G.I. Smit, R.C.J. Wunderink, Mr. I Hoogland, "KLM in beeld; 75 vormgeving en promotie", 1994.
Mark Sensen, 6 Jan 2003