Air France-KLM Swap Aircraft Orders

Jun 30, 2019

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Air France-KLM has announced that it will be swapping its remaining Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 orders. Currently, Air France operates a total of nine Boeing 787-9s, with one more scheduled to be delivered in May of 2020. Air France is also set to now add an additional 20 A350-900s to its fleet, an order that was originally slated for KLM. At the end of the delivery window, Air France’s A350-900 fleet will total 28 planes.

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KLM, which currently has a fleet of 13 Boeing 787-9s, will grow its fleet size to a total of 21 by the end of 2020, according to the airline. That total will include six 787s that were originally ordered for Air France.

Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM, said, “This is the first step towards harmonizing and simplifying the Air France-KLM Group fleet at its two major airlines.”

Want to know what to expect onboard the KLM Dreamliner? Read our latest review of service between Amsterdam and New York in coach.

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