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The Dutch East Indies is the historic name for the islands of Southeast Asia under Dutch control from the 17th century to the mid-20th century. The majority of the islands are now part of the Republic of Indonesia.

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19Jul2014

KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf- founded on 01Aug1947 as a KLM subsidiary (due to the dissolution of KNILM). renamed to Garuda after Independence [added]

19Jul2014

KNILM was founded in 1928 as NILM by KLM as an inter-island service in Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). Renamed same year

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : KNILM +>KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf >Garuda
Comments : KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf was founded on 01Aug1947 as a KLM subsidiary (due to the dissolution of KNILM) [GARUDA INDONESIAN AIRWAYS was founded as 1949, just after independence by renaming KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf. Started operations on 31Mar1950. Took over many small airlines in the 1950s. Nationalised in 1954. Acquired de Kroonduif in 1962, which was a KLM subsiduary later was renamed to Merpati. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

KNILM (Royal Dutch East Indies Airlines)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1928 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : KNILM +>KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf >Garuda
Comments : KNILM was founded in 16Jul1928 as NILM by KLM, it was appended with the Koninklijk (Royal) title on 15Oct1928. Dissolved and transferred to KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf on 01Aug1947 [GARUDA INDONESIAN AIRWAYS was founded as 1949, just after independence by renaming KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf. Started operations on 31Mar1950. Took over many small airlines in the 1950s. Nationalised in 1954. Acquired de Kroonduif in 1962, which was a KLM subsiduary later was renamed to Merpati. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

NILM  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1928 - 1928
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil treeM >KNILM >>KLM
Comments : [KNILM was founded in 16Jul1928 as NILM by KLM as an inter-island service in Indonesia. Halted by the Japanese invasion in 1942. it was appended with the Koninklijk (Royal) title in 15Oct1928. The airline operated in the Dutch East Indies, KNILM was officially disbanded in 01Aug1947, and the remaining assets were transferred to KLM, which created the KLM Interinsulair Bedrijf (Interinsular Service - present time Garuda Indonesia) to operate air services in the Indonesian archipelago]