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May 5, 2008

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1955: KLM Routing

by JL

KLM’s Routing in 1955 Northern Summer season service is the following:

AMSTERDAM – ASIA – SYDNEY
**KL821 Amsterdam – Dusseldorf – Damascus – Karachi – Bangkok – Jakarta
Constellation, First Class, Day 1, arr 2 days later

**KL861 Amsterdam – Geneva – Rome – Cairo – Baghdad – Karachi – Colombo – Bangkok – Manila – Tokyo
Royal Super Constellation, First/Tourist Class, Day 1, arr 3 days later

**KL823 Amsterdam – Zurich – Rome – Beirut – Karachi – Calcutta – Bangkok – Singapore – Jakarta
Constellation, SleepAir First Class only, Day 2, arr 2 days later

**KL825 Amsterdam – Frankfurt – Cairo – Karachi – Rangoon – Bangkok – Jakarta
Constellation, Tourist Class, Day 3, arr 2 days later

**KL853 Amsterdam – Geneva – Rome – Beirut – Basra – Dhahran
DC6, First/Tourist Class, Day 3, arr 1 day later

**KL827 Amsterdam – Dusseldorf – Rome – Beirut – Karachi – Calcutta – Bangkok – Bangkok – Singapore – Jakarta
Royal Super Constellation, SleepAir First/Tourist Class, Day 4, arr 2 days later

**KL827 Bangkok – Tokyo
Royal Super Constellation, SleepAir First/Tourist Class, Day 6

**KL881 Amsterdam – Geneva – Rome – Cairo – Baghdad – Karachi – Rangoon – Bangkok
Constellation, SleepAir First Class only, Day 5, arr 2 days later

**KL851 Amsterdam – Munich – Rome – Cairo – Abadan – Dhahran – Karachi
DC6, First/Tourist Class, Day 6, arr 1 day later

**KL843 Amsterdam – Rome – Beirut – Basra – Karachi – Bangkok – Manila – Biak
Constellation, Tourist Class, Day 6, arr 3 days later

**KL829 Amsterdam – Beirut – Damascus – Karachi – Calcutta – Bangkok – Singapore – Jakarta
Constellation, SleepAir First Class only, Day 7, arr 2 days later

**KL845 Amsterdam – Frankfurt – Rome – Cairo – Karachi – Rangoon – Bangkok – Manila – Biak – Sydney
Royal Super Constellation, SleepAir First/Tourist Class, Day 7, arr 4 days later, night-stop in Karachi and Bangkok

**KL828 Jakarta – Singapore – Bangkok – Calcutta – Karachi – Baghdad – Beirut – Rome – Amsterdam
Royal Super Constellation, SleepAir First/Tourist Class, Day 7, arr 1 day later

**KL882 Bangkok – Rangoon – Karachi – Beirut – Rome – Geneva – Amsterdam
Constellation, SleepAir First Class only, Day 1, arr 1 day later

**KL852 Karachi – Dhahran – Baghdad – Cairo – Rome – Munich – Amsterdam
DC6, First/Tourist Class, Day 1, arr 1 day later

**KL862 Tokyo – Manila – Bangkok – Colombo – Karachi – Cairo – Rome – Geneva – Amsterdam
Royal Super Constellation, SleepAir First/Tourist Class, Day 1, arr 2 days later

**KL830 Jakarta – Bangkok – Calcutta – Karachi – Abadan – Cairo – Rome – Dusseldorf – Amsterdam
Constellation, SleepAir First Class only, Day 3, arr 1 day later

**KL844 Biak – Manila – Bangkok – Rangoon – Karachi – Dhahran – Cairo – Frankfurt – Amsterdam
Constellation, Tourist Class, Day 4, arr 1 day later

**KL822 Jakarta – Singapore – Bangkok – Calcutta – Karachi – Basra – Beirut – Rome – Amsterdam
Constellation, First Class only, Day 4, arr 1 day later

**KL824 Jakarta – Singapore – Bangkok – Calcutta – Karachi – Damascus – Beirut – Zurich – Amsterdam
Constellation, SleepAir First Class only, Day 5, arr 1 day later

**KL846 Sydney – Biak – Manila – Bangkok – Rangoon – Karachi – Cairo – Rome – Frankfurt – Amsterdam
Royal Super Constelation, SleepAir First/Tourist Class, Day 4, arr 3 days later

**KL846 Tokyo – Manila – Bangkok
Royal Super Constelation, SleepAir First/Tourist Class, Day 5, arr 1 day later

**KL854 Dhahran – Basra – Beirut – Rome – Geneva – Amsterdam
DC6, First/Tourist Class, Day 4, arr 1 day later

**KL826 Jakarta – Bangkok – Calcutta – Karachi – Basra – Beirut – Amsterdam
Constellation, Tourist Class only, Day 6, arr 1 day later

Bolded City – Technical Stop
Underlined City – Night Stop

AFGHANISTAN
KL891 Karachi – Kandahar – Kabul Day 36
KL892 Kabul – Kandahar – Karachi Day 14
operated by DC3, 01JUL-13SEP only

IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA
KL901 Biak – Hollandia Day 246
KL902 Hollandia – Biak Day 247
KL911 Biak – Noemfoer – Sorong Day 24
KL912 Sorong – Noemfoer – Biak Day 24
KL925 Biak – Hollandia – Merauke Alternate Day 5 – 10/24JUN, 08/22JUL..etc
KL926 Merauke – Hollandia – Biak Alternate Day 6 – 11/25JUN, 09/23JUL…etc
KL927 Biak – Hollandia – Merauke – Tanan Merah Alternate Day 5, 03/17JUN, 01/15/29JUL…etc
KL928 Tanan Merah – Merauke – Hollandia – Biak Alternate Day 5, 03/17JUN, 01/15/29JUL…etc
operated by DC3

Bolded city indicates a Flagstop

KLM progressively transferred its domestic Indonesia service to Garuda Indonesia in the 50s

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5 Comments
  1. Ronald
    Aug 14 2008

    Hello,I found the 1955 Kroonduif Schedules for Dutch New Guinea / Irian Jaya particularly interesting as they are not listed in KLM timetables of the period.They must be derived from OAG data I presume? I would really appreciate these Kroonduif scheds for the years 1956-1962 aswell if possible. I hope someone has access to this data and is able to post it here.Regards from Holland, Ronald.

  2. jimyvr
    Aug 14 2008

    I believe the Dutch New Guinea/Irian Jaya on 1955 OAG was listed under KLM.The 1960 OAG shows it was operated by Kroonduif

  3. jimyvr
    Aug 14 2008

    I believe the Dutch New Guinea/Irian Jaya on 1955 OAG was listed under KLM.The 1960 OAG shows it was operated by Kroonduif

  4. Ronald
    Aug 14 2008

    Unfortunately I don’t have access to these years of OAG’s.If someone has, I would really appreciate the sched. data.I do have the original KLM timetables of the period, but no Kroonduif services are listed.Actually quite strange, as they did list various services in the WEST Indies seperately.

  5. jimyvr
    Aug 15 2008

    The 1955 OAG doesn’t list the exact times, only the routes.

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