First KLM 787-10 arrives at Schiphol, the international airport of Amsterdam
One week ago, the first Boeing 878-10, belonging to KLM, arrived at Schiphol international airport. KLM has been the first airline in Europe that has received one of these aircrafts. Therefore, this is also the first Boeing 787-10 that arrives in Europe.
The maiden flight of this aircraft experienced 23 hours of delay. The airport should have arrived on Saturday, but it eventually arrived in the course of Sunday. Saturday had been chosen because it was the 100thanniversary of airline KLM. Approximately 40 interested individuals waited for the aircraft at the airport. The delay was primarily caused by administrative issues.
About the Dreamliner
The Boeing 878-10 is also known as the Dreamliner. All aircrafts have and will be named after plants or flowers. This particular aircraft has been named the ‘Oranjebloesem,’, or orange blossom in English. This seems very appropriate as the national color of the Netherlands, and KLM is its royal airline, is orange. The Dreamliner has enough room for 344 passengers, including 38 Business class places.
More Dreamliners are coming
KLM is expecting to receive four more Dreamliners in total in 2019. The other three aircrafts will most probably be arriving in September, October and December. In total KLM has ordered 8 aircrafts, but it is not yet known when the last 4 aircrafts can be expected. KLM is also leasing one of the aircrafts.
KLM is 100 years old
As mentioned, KLM is celebrating its 100thanniversary. It will be celebrating this all year round. Larger and smaller activities will take place, including the KLM Experience Days. The official anniversary will take place in just under 100 years.