A twelve day tour of pitoresque cities
The Fokker F-XII was specially designed for long-distance flights. The plane had a luxurious cabin and a galley, leaving passengers little cause for complaint.
During their flight the passengers could lean back in their 'comfortable' easy chairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the varied and fascinating landscape down below, as well as the excellent heating, the warm and cold beverages, a palatable noonday meal and, upon landing in one of the many picturesque cities along the way, they would find decent accomodation.
The time taken to complete the tour varied, as did the route - on average a tour lasted ten days. Passengers were also informed that the weather conditions were likely to range from sandstorms in Persia and Mesopotamia, to heavy rains in monsoon areas, which sometimes made departure from certain airfields impossible.
A key map of the route was depicted on the poster above, alongside KLM's 'finch' logo and a picture of the Fokker F-XII. The logo was not used consistently in advertisements and on other stationery.
Weekly service to Batavia
New pilots for KLM