The Netherlands is a small country with a global reach and entrepreneurial spirit.
Long ago the Dutch conquered the sea and sailed all over the world; they travelled around the Cape to Indonesia and crossed the Atlantic to New York and Surinam.
When the sea wasn’t big enough anymore the air was the next frontier. The Dutch pioneering mentality brought The Netherlands the first European Air Service to the United States.
On 21 May 1946, KLM was the first continental European airline to start scheduled transatlantic flights between Amsterdam and New York City.
The Skymaster 38 is a tribute to this iconic flight and is named after the aircraft used, the Douglas DC-4 Skymaster.