On Tuesday evening, KLM Cityhopper welcomed its latest Embraer 175+, registration PH-EXS, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This, the twelfth E175+ brings the total number of Embraers in the KLC fleet to forty-two, which includes thirty E190s. This is the last delivery of 2017. We are expecting the forty-third Embraer in January.
The delivery is another important step in KLM Cityhopper’s fleet renewal programme. Now that KLM has said goodbye for all time to the Fokker 70, the KLC fleet consists entirely of Embraer aircraft. In Europe, KLC is the operator with the largest Embraer fleet. At the end of 2018, the KLC fleet will include no fewer than forty-nine aircraft built by the Brazilian manufacturer.
More environmentally friendly
The Embraer has a large number of technical features that significantly reduce fuel consumption and, with it, CO2 emissions. Compared to the Fokker 70, the new E175+ burns 22% less fuel.