Pulkovo Airport and KLM celebrated the 100th anniversary of the airline

On October 7, 2019, Northern Capital Gateway, the management company of Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport, and KLM celebrated 100 years since the airline was founded.

KLM began operating on the Amsterdam — Leningrad route in 1987 with a once-weekly frequency. The flights were operated on McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and included a layover in Warsaw. Today, the airline’s planes perform two flights a day between Pulkovo Airport and the capital of Netherlands. Flights are operated on comfortable aircraft of the Boeing 737 family.

Amsterdam is a popular destination and in-demand transfer point for passengers of Pulkovo Airport. KLM offers convenient connections in the capital of Netherlands for continuing traveling to points in Africa, Asia, North and South America, including such cities as Cape Town, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Delhi, Osaka, Boston, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro.

Over the past five years, KLM has significantly increased its presence in Pulkovo, gradually increasing the frequency of flights. The airline is the only carrier on the route St. Petersburg — Amsterdam. In January-September 2019, KLM served over 129 thousand passengers at Pulkovo.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in October 1919. KLM is the first airline, still operating under its original name. The carrier’s main hub is Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. KLM is a member of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance. Since 2004, the airline has been part of the Air France — KLM Air Transport Group.