KLM opts for larger Dreamliner

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Wednesday 19 August stated it has changed its order for six Boeing 787-9’s to the larger 787-10. The KLM network demands the increased capacity, according to the airline.

KLM – Air France ordered 25 Dreamliners in 2012, twelve of which are destined to enter service with KLM. All of these were 787-9 variants up to now, but KLM now says the order has been modified to allow for six 787-10s. The larger Dreamliner will be delivered from 2020 onwards.

Meanwhile, the first 787-9 is expected in October and will likely begin service in flights Bahrain. KLM’s Dreamliners are powered by General Electric GEnx-1B engines.

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