Thursday, November 18, 2010

KLM announces suborbital flight relationship with Space Experience Curacao

Yesterday KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced to the Netherlands press that they were embarking upon a new relationship with Space Experience Curacao (SXC).

KLM will be supporting future suborbital flights through purchases, inclusion in their frequent flyer program, inclusion in future KLM vacation packages to Curacao, and other yet-to-be-named support. The flights will be made on the XCOR Lynx suborbital spacecraft.

On the front page of De Telegraaf, the largest circulation Dutch newspaper, KLM Chief Executive Officer Peter Hartman said of the new relationship and suborbital spaceflight: "It is a fantastic project that totally fits the pioneering spirit of KLM."

This history includes operating the longest regularly scheduled air service in the world throughout the 1920s, and opening their first transatlantic service in 1934 between Amsterdam and Curacao.

Read more at PRNewswire

On the Dutch eight o'clock news the CEO of SXC said the price per ticket is 70.000 Euro and the first flight is scheduled in 2014.

Interesting development, I hope this project will also benefit the local people of Curacao.


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