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#2545 Martinair (Retro) - Boeing 767-31AER (PH-MCL)

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Boeing 767-31AER (PH-MCL) from Martinair Holland in Retro livery taking off from Runway 36L (Polderbaan), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Holland)

The 50th anniversary (1958-2008) of Martinair was celebrated with a special painted Boeing 767 (PH-MCL) in a 1960's style Retro livery.

Martinair Holland, operating as Martinair, is a Dutch airline based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. The airline was founded on
24 May 1958 as "Martin's Air Charter" (MAC) by Martin Schröder and John Block with one aircraft, a de Havilland Dove, and five employees.
The name was changed to "Martinair Holland" in 1966. A healthy boost came in 1967 with the opening of business to the United States.
Martinair became all jet-powered in 1971. In 1991, the first aircraft with the "Martinair Cargo" name was introduced, and "Holland" was dropped from all aircraft. In November 2007, Martinair ceased its short haul operations to concentrate on its cargo activities and intercontinental flights.
In September 2010, a restructuring was announced: this would involve dropping all passenger services from November 2011, which will be operated by KLM, and leaving only cargo services. On 31 October 2011, Martinair flew its last passenger flight, leaving it as a freight carrier only.

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