KLM has today operated its first flight with its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.
The new aircraft left Amsterdam Schiphol this morning on a flight over just over eight hours to Kilimanjaro. AS well as the route to Tanzania, the aircraft will operate to Dar es Salaam, Dubai and Delhi.
KLM received its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at Amsterdam Schiphol on 30 June.
This is the 2nd ”Dreamliner” type that KLM has in its fleet. KLM already has 13 787-9s in service.
The -10 is an extended version of the 787-9 and has more seats. The Dutch national carrier is the first European airline to operate this version of the aircraft.
KLM plans to have 15 Boeing 787-10s in its fleet by 2022. Originally KLM planned to operate 9 787-10s. The number is increasing by another 6 aircraft that were allocated to Air France.
Air France will get 7 Airbus A350s that were planned for KLM.KLM 787 seating layouts
KLM operates its 787-10 with two classes – World Business Class and Economy Class. World Business has 34 seats in a 1-2-1 layout, Economy has 306 seats in a 3-3-3 layout. The first rows of Economy have Economy Comfort seats with four inches more legroom than the rest of economy.
The 787-9s also operates with two classes – World Business Class and Economy Class. World Business has 30 seats in a 1-2-1 layout, Economy has 264 seats in a 3-3-3 layout. The first rows of Economy have 48 Economy Comfort seats with four inches more legroom than the rest of economy (with 216 seats).
N.B. Image credit: All images – KLM