Friday, December 25, 2009

KLM: Amsterdam-Detroit

Although today brings a global broadcasting of the air bridge between Amsterdam and Detroit, it is interesting to remember that Northwest's pioneering partnership with KLM brought the bright blue bellies of the Dutch 747s to Romulus some 18 years ago. KLM and Northwest switched duties often, bringing KLM MD-11s to Memphis and currently leaving DTW without any Netherlands-registered planes. Compare this envelope's Renaissance Center and People-Mover motif with Sabena's first day cover, a further 18 years earlier.

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