KLM celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2019, making it the oldest operating airline in the world. But KLM is not the only airline of its age. We have listed the top ten oldest airlines that still exist today:
Number 9 on the list originated in Spain and is also the national airline of the country. Iberia has been around since 28 June 1927 and is now 92 years 'young'.
#8 Air Serbia
Number 8 on the list comes from Serbia and, like its predecessors, is also the country's national airline. Like Iberia, Air Serbia was founded 92 years ago. The airline will blow out candles again on June 17th.
Dutch airline KLM is the oldest still in operation in the world! KLM is only slightly older than Avianca, as it will also celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, on October 7th. KLM's first commercial flight was between London and Amsterdam on May 17, 1920. The celebration of this special anniversary started on June 29, 2019, exactly 100 days before October 7th.