Dutch flag carrier KLM bid farewell to its last MD-11s yesterday (November 11) with three special flights over the Netherlands.
The airline, which has operated 10 MD-11s since 1993, welcomed 800 members of the public to witness the event.
KLM is replacing the MD-11s with 787-9s, which are due to arrive in 2015. It will deploy the A330 and 777 on applicable passenger routes until the new aircraft are delivered.
KLM is the only airline to have operated every series-built aircraft type manufactured by Douglas, from the 1934 DC-2 through to the DC-10.