KLM outlines initial Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner routes
With the first KLM Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner set to enter service with the airline in early July 2019, routes are starting to be prepared for, and looking at last week’s schedule update for KLM and their 787-10s, the following routes have been outlined:
- Amsterdam – Dubai from the 3rd of July, 2019. Three weekly flights, increasing to five from the 1st of October.
- Amsterdam – Kilimanjaro – Dar es Salaam – Amsterdam from the 1st of July, 2019. Four weekly flights.
- Amsterdam – Toronto from the September 29th, 2019. Five weekly flights
Source: Routes Online
As always, early route planning for new aircraft are subject to changes. As we approach the delivery and the entry into service dates, it is likely KLM will either decide on different flights, routes, times, aircraft etc. These are the initial plans.
KLM will configure their Boeing 787-10s with 344 seats, consisting of 38 business class seats and 306 economy seats, which takes the total seat count to 50 more than their 787-9 Dreamliner’s.
Business class passengers will benefit from seats that look like the ones installed in the 787-9s but are from a different manufacturer. The seats a little bit bigger and more comfortable, according to KLM when they announced them not so long ago. Additionally, the seats are lighter, allowing for a more efficient aircraft due to the reduced fuel consumption.
Just like the other 787s operating within KLM’s fleet, the eight 787-10s on order will be powered by General Electric GEnx engines.