My first longhaul flight was with KLM, actually in 1988, so please bear with me but I still have a soft spot for this airline... Actually, I always liked KLM's livery and almost anything realted to this airline, including of course their printed materials which I find excellent. Sorry, I sometimes get unbiased with some airlines :)
Madrid city/local schedules brochure for the same year :
KLM publishes a lot of printed material in English only, but they also had this "home edition" timetable in Dutch language:
Unos mapas de rutas sacados de su revista de a bordo Holland Herald de ese año:
A few route maps taken from a 1988 Holland Herald KLM inflight magazine:
Hoy en día todas las grandes aerolíneas están en alguna alianza y les encanta mostrar enormes mapas con una gran cantidad de destinos que "sirven". En aquella época, la inmensa mayoría de los destinos y rutas que aparecían en estos mapas, si no todos, los volaba la propia empresa. KLM era una de las aerolíneas europeas que llegaban hasta Australia.
Most big airlines are member of some airline alliance nowadays. They love to show big destination maps with lots of cities all around the world (most of them served by alliance partners), but in those years most routes, if not all, shown in these maps were flown by the airline own metal. KLM was another European airline that reached as far as Australia.
Algunos anuncios de ese año para acabar:
Some printed media KLM ads from 1988:
(Actualizado el 24 de octubre de 2011. Updated on October 24th, 2011)