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De Kroonduif, a former subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM, was the national carrier of Netherlands New Guinea.

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De Kroonduif, a former subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM, was the national carrier of Netherlands New Guinea (present day Western New Guinea, Indonesia), between 1955 and 1963. The name 'kroonduif' is the Dutch term for the crowned pigeon endemic to New Guinea, which was assumed as the logo of the company.

Dutch Kroonduif

On 14 July 1955, the company Nederlands Nieuw Guinea Luchtvaart Maatschappij (NNGLM) was established as a subsidiary of Dutch airline KLM, to provide air services within the Dutch territory of Netherlands New Guinea. This new airline, operating under the name of De Kroonduif, was based at Biak, and operated several routes throughout the territory with two de Havilland Canada Beavers. Later the fleet was also supplemented with Douglas DC-3 Dakotas and Twin Pioneers. As Dutch New Guinea was being incorporated into Indonesian territory on 1 January 1963, the operations of De Kroonduif were absorbed by Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia,

Created in 1919

Founded 14 July 1955
Ceased operations 1 January 1963 (absorbed into GIA)
Hubs Biak-Mokmer Airport
Fleet size DC-3 and Twin Pioneer
Destinations 19 (in 1958)
Parent company KLM
Headquarters Biak, Netherlands New Guinea

Aircraft Inventory De Kroonduif,

Kroonduif history.

The first KLM flight took place on 17 May 1920. KLM's first pilot, Jerry Shaw, flew from Croydon Airport, London, to Amsterdam. The flight was flown using a leased Aircraft Transport and Travel De Haviland DH-16, registration G-EALU, which was carrying two British journalists and some newspapers. In 1920, KLM carried 440 passengers and 22 tons of freight. In April 1921, after a winter hiatus, KLM resumed its services using its pilots, and Fokker F.II and Fokker F.III aircraft. In 1921, KLM started scheduled services.

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Twin Pioneer

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Twin Pioneer


Kroonduif Destinations.

Destinations According to the De Kroonduif timetable dated 1 December 1958, at the time the following destinations were served: Biak, Ajamaroe, Fak Fak, Hollandia, Kaimana, Kebar, Kokonao, Manawi, Manokwari, Merauke, Napan, Noemfoer, Ransiki, Sorong, Steenkool, Tanahmerah, Teminaboean, Wasior, Wisselmeren

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(in the indigenous language Mapuche, Pulqúi: Arrow.

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