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2011-04-13 13:15:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Schiphol) announced today the launch of the Just be. In Holland. 10-City Bike Tour. From April 13 through May 1, NBTC and KLM are searching for two of the most engaging, fun and adventurous duos in the US or Canada to bike through Holland and share their adventures with other travelers through a daily video diary. (Logo:...

2010-11-17 17:40:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced to the Netherlands press that they were embarking upon a new relationship with Space Experience Curacao (SXC). KLM will be supporting future suborbital flights through purchases, inclusion in their frequent flyer program, inclusion in future KLM vacation packages to Curacao, and other yet-to-be-named support. The flights will be made on the XCOR Lynx suborbital spacecraft. (Photo:...

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2009-11-24 13:56:02

The airline KLM claims it has achieved the world's first passenger flight using biofuel, as its Boeing 747 -- with one of four engines powered by a 50-percent biokerosene mix -- circled the Netherlands for an hour on Monday, AFP reported. The 747 took off and landed at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam. KLM chief executive officer Peter Hartman noted after the flight that such a feat was technically feasible. "We have demonstrated that it is possible. Government, industry and society at large...

2008-07-18 09:00:49

Dutch court upholds flight tax BRUSSELS, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Dutch aviation industry has failed to force the Dutch government to remove the tax on all flights departing from Dutch airports, with the Dutch appeal court ruling in favor of the government on Thursday. The high court in The Hague ruled that the newly introduced flight tax does not break European law or international air treaties, upholding a lower court decision, Dutch media reported. The case was brought by the...