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25 years of outstanding service at YVR

Did you know that KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name? And here’s another fun fact: we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ operations at Vancouver International Airport.

The connection between Vancouver and Amsterdam on KLM has grown from just two flights per week in 1986 to daily flights on an MD-11 aircraft.

KLM’s Vancouver-Amsterdam route offers an important connection for western Canada and Europe – whether you’re using the connection to reach those important business meetings in Europe, or kicking off that once-in-a-lifetime sight-seeing vacation.

Friday in our International departures terminal, KLM and YVR celebrated a quarter-century of teamwork with an official gate ceremony for the departure of Flight #682. About 250 passengers and 15 crew members were treated to tasty anniversary cupcakes and a special ceremony, which was attended by Dutch Consul General Mr. Johannes Vervload, AIR FRANCE-KLM’s Vice President and General Manager for Canada, Bénédicte Duval, and Vancouver Airport Authority Senior Vice President Tony Gugliotta.

For information about KLM, visit its website or to check out other YVR connections visit

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