Air France-KLM to order 160 new aircraft
Air France-KLM is planning to place a joint order for 160 new aircraft. This order is intended for medium-haul flights. CEO Benjamin Smith of Air France-KLM announced the order publicly today. The aircraft are destined for Transavia, KLM and Air France. The order is not yet final but is being worked on. Benjamin Smith speaks of a highlight in his career. He is happy with the good cooperation of the Air France-KLM group.
The medium-haul fleet of Air France, KLM and Transavia is in need of replacement. At this moment the fleet consists of Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Benjamin Smith would like to see these aircraft replaced by new aircraft in the coming years. Possible successors are the Airbus A220, Airbus A320 NEO and the Boeing 737 MAX. If this order is executed it will be the largest order ever for the Air France-KLM group.
(c) Photo: Air France – Boeing 777-300