KLM receives its first Boeing 787
AMSTERDAM - The Dutch airline KLM took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 on Nov. 14, an aircraft leased from Aercap which will initially be operated on its Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi-Bahrain service.
“This aircraft symbolizes a new phase in the future of KLM. Investment in our customers is one of our priorities. This efficient aircraft is part of that investment,” KLM president and CEO Pieter Elbers said.
Air France-KLM Group has 19 787-9s and six 787-10s on order and will lease 12 787s through AerCap.
“Over the coming years the 787 will play a key role in the Dutch flag carrier’s fleet renewal and expansion,” Boeing said in a statement.