How it all started
The airline was founded on May 24, 1958 as Martin's Air Charter (MAC), by J. Martin Schröder, with one plane and 5 employees. In 1963 Mr. Schröder sold 49% of the company to four equal shipping company shareholders (12.25% each, Nedlloyd would wind up one of them). KLM would later purchase the 50 + % that Mr. Schröder owned, buying him out. The name was changed to Martinair Holland, from MAC in 1966. A healthy boost came in 1967 with the opening of business to the United States. Martinair became all jet-powered in 1971.
Boeing B 767 - 300
- Route: Vancouver - Amsterdam & retour
- Date: 25 June & 11 July 2008
- Time: 9h:00m & 9h:30m