Presented by ALM
The airline was established in 1964, and started operations on 1 August 1964, as Antilliaanse Luchtvaart Maatschappij (ALM), to take over the services of the Caribbean division of European giant KLM. KLM wanted to compete with Pan Am in the Caribbean and in South America and so created ALM, leasing the airline Douglas DC-8 jets so the airline could reach places like John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. On 1 January 1969, ALM's major shareholding was transferred from KLM to the Netherlands Antilles government.
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