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KLM Purchases Two More Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft



Boeing KLM 777

According to Boeing website, Boeing and KLM announced two 777-300ER aircraft purchase agreement, catalogue price of 751 million US dollars, this order will be included on the Boeing website under Orders and Delivery as an unnamed customer order.

“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. “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.”

Boeing Press

The Boeing 777-300ER can carry 396 passengers in a two-cabin layout with a maximum range of 7,370 nautical miles (13650 km). The aircraft is the world’s most reliable dual-aisle aircraft with a reliability of 99.5%.

The Amsterdam-based KLM Group has 92 European routes and 70 intercontinental routes with 209 fleets. KLM currently operates 29 B777 aircraft, including 14 B777-300ERs. At the same time, it also operates the 747 and 787 Dreamliner.

777-300ER KLM In Skyteam Livery
777-300ER KLM In Skyteam Livery

KLM as the world’s oldest airline, is still operating under its original name. This year marks the 100th anniversary of KLM. In 2004, it merged with Air France to form Europe’s largest aviation group. The French KLM Group is also one of the largest operators of the 777 series aircraft, operating a total of nearly 100 B777 series aircraft.

Boeing to break the existing deadlock?

KLM has long been Boeing’s customer. However, Boeing revealed that the order was not a new order as KLM previously recorded it on its accounts as an unidentified customer. Based on the listing price, the deal was valued at approximately $751 million. As of July 31, Boeing had delivered 804 B777-300 aircraft. Emirates currently operates 114 aircraft which make it the world’s largest operator.

Boeing 777 Factory
Boeing 777 Factory

Boeing desperately needs new wide-body order due to its best-selling narrow-body aircraft 737 MAX’s order have been completely exhausted since mid-March.

The 737 MAX aircraft accounts for nearly 70% of Boeing’s total commercial aircraft output, accounting for approximately 30% of its total operating profit. However, since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines on March 10, the largest aircraft delivery has been completely exhausted. The frozen of the MAX aircraft deliveries has severely damaged the financial condition of the aircraft manufacturer. In the second quarter of this year, Boeing’s total commercial aircraft deliveries fell 54% year-on-year to 90. As a result, the company’s second-quarter revenue fell 35% year-on-year.

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  1. Robinhunter

    September 3, 2019 at 10:06 am

    hahaha Boeing make old orders new

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Emirates To Resume Flights To Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius, Boosting Global Network To 92 Destinations



Emirates Boeing777-300er

Emirates has announced on 24 September 2020 that it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1 October), Cape Town (1 October), Durban (4 October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); and Mauritius (3 October). The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates’ global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations while prioritising the safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves around the world. 

Emirates’ African network will also now extend to 19 cities.

Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways can safely connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.

  • Johannesburg (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Cape Town (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Durban (4 October) in South Africa;
  • Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); 
  • Mauritius (3 October).

Emirates will operate to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.

Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government’s repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the country’s tourism industry by safely connecting leisure travellers from Europe, the Far East and the Middle East to the popular Indian Ocean island destination. 

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

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