KLM signs deal with Boeing for two 777 jets

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Sep 3, 2019: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes from Boeing.

The order, valued at $751 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

The jet can accommodate up to 396 passengers in a two-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,370 nautical miles (13,650 kilometres).

"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 The Boeing Company.

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. The carrier operates 29 777s, including 14 777-300ERs. It also flies 747s and the 787 Dreamliner family.

KLM merged with Air France in 2004 to create one of the largest airlines groups, Air France-KLM Group.

The Air France-KLM Group is also one of the largest operators of the 777 family with nearly 100 between the combined fleets.

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