Throwback Thursday
An ALM DC-9 (Photo: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ALM Antillean Airlines

ALM Antillean Airlines was founded on Aug. 1, 1964, as a division of the Dutch national carrier KLM. The Netherland Antilles were a constituent country under the Kingdom of the Netherlands and consisted of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius. The islands were separated by the large Caribbean Sea, with three islands on the Leeward Islands in the east, and three islands on the Leeward Antilles in the south. The distance between the islands made air travel…