KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its 8th Dreamliner. The airline has ordered a total of 21 Dreamliners. The Dreamliners are attracted to replace the Boeing 747–400.
The 8th Dreamliner is named Lavender. Like all Dreamliners the aircraft carries the name of a flower. The aircraft is leased from AerCap, just like most of the other airframes.
Next to having ordered 16 Boeing 787–9 aircraft, KLM has also converted ordered for 6 -9s to the bigger -10. The bigger Boeing 787–10 is expected to enter from 2020 and onwards.
KLM is reorganizing
The Dutch carrier is currently renewing its fleet in an effort to increase its competitiveness. The carrier is experiencing fierce competition from Gulf carriers and low cost carriers on the European mainland. Also on management level and staff level the airline is trying to reduce its expenses and increase productivity.
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