Air France-KLM wants to simplify the fleet

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Nov. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: Air France-KLM will strive to greatly simplify its fleet by early next decade, the group outlined in an investors day presentation Nov. 5.

The Group includes Air France, KLM and Transavia. The low-cost carriers Joon and Hop! are discontinued.

Fleet simplification


The company wants to reduce today’s fleet types at KLM from six to four, dropping the Airbus A330 and Boeing 747s.

The Future Fleet concentrates around the Embraer E1 and E2 E-Jets; the Boeing 737 NG; the Boeing 787-9 and the Boeing 777 Classic.

At the moment, there are no Boeing 737 MAXes in the future fleet plans. KLM had none on order, even before the October 29, 2018, Lion Air accident.

The possibility of a Boeing 777X is also not shown in the rendering.

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