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|Designer:||Erkelens, Paul C. (1912-?)|
|Dimensions:||60 x 40 cm|
|Printed by:||Luii & Co., Amsterdam.|
1 October 1924: KLM’s first intercontinental flight takes off from Amsterdam. Destination? Batavia, today’s Jakarta, on a flight with no fewer than 21 stops and 22 days!
The first scheduled commercial flight service began in 1930, and by 1940 the flying time had been reduced to six days. The introduction of jet planes after the Second World War made it possible to fly from the Netherlands to Indonesia in just one day.
This poster is promoting flights twice a week.
The poster depicts a cutaway image of a DC-3 and shows how roomy and comfortable the interior of the plane was, as the normal 22 seat configuration had been reduced to just 12 seats to provide maximum comfort on the nearly week-long journey. This is the English version.
In excellent condition.