KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has ordered two more
777-300ER (extended range) airplanes.
The order is valued at US$751 million at current
The 777-300ER can seat up to 396 passengers in a
two-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,370 nautical
miles (13,650 km).
"KLM is one of the world's leading network
carriers and an aviation pioneer and we are delighted the airline
has once again selected the Boeing 777-300ER to strengthen its
long-haul fleet for the future," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice
president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for Boeing.
"KLM's continuing interest in the 777-300ERs shows the enduring
appeal and value of the 777, thanks to its outstanding operating
economics, superior performance and popularity among passengers."
Operating out of its home base in Amsterdam, the
KLM Group serves a global network of 92 European cities and 70
intercontinental destinations with a fleet of 209 aircraft.
carrier operates 29 777s, including 14 777-300ERs. It also flies
747s and the 787 Dreamliner family.
KLM, the world's oldest airline still operating
under its original name, is celebrating its centenary this year.
In 2004 it merged with Air France to create Europe's largest
airline group. The Air France-KLM Group is also one of the largest
operators of the 777 family with nearly 100 between the combined