Following the Airbus announcement yesterday about an additional A330 order by KLM, Boeing counters with an KLM order as well.
According to Boeing, KLM has additionally ordered 3 Next-Generation 737-700s and 2 777-300ERs (Extended Range). KLM also took options on 1 additional 737 and 2 additional 777s. The order was previously posted to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries Web site attributed to an “unidentified customer”.
Including the recent orders, the airline has 6 777-300ERs on direct order with Boeing and is scheduled to take delivery of its first of this model in the first quarter of 2008. KLM currently operates a fleet of 15 777-200ERs in a combination of leases and direct purchases.