When you’re travelling to Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, or Salt Lake City, you may fly with the Boeing 787-9. Find out their names and learn everything you want to know.
We start equipping our aircraft with the new Premium Comfort Class in the second half of 2022. By November 2023, the transformation will be complete on all Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft flying to intercontinental destinations!
About the Boeing 787-9
The Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliners” got their nickname from a worldwide competition Boeing held in 2003. In 2015, we introduced this aircraft type to the KLM fleet. Long flights are no problem for the Dreamliner, as it is very fuel efficient. Since this aircraft can fly up to 8,500 nautical miles, it can even cover our longest routes – like flying from New York City to Bangkok.
You might encounter this 787-9 when flying to Delhi, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Cartagena, or Salt Lake City, although these destinations may differ per season. "A technical marvel” as we call the 787-9, because it’s a result of hundreds of engineers from around the world working together. This lightweight aircraft can easily be recycled, because it consists of 50% composite, 20% aluminium, 15% titanium, 10% steel, and 5% other materials, generating less waste and chemicals than a similar aircraft.
Our 787-9 Dreamliners are all named after flowers. “Sunflower” was the 1st, followed by: Carnation, Lavender, Bougainvillea, Dahlia, Mimosa, Jasmine, Lily, Marguerite, 芙蓉 (hibiscus), Morning Star, Tulip, and Orchid.
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|Cruising speed||920 km/h|
|Max. range||11,500 km|
|Max. take-off weight||252,650 kg|
Average seat pitch
|Economy Class||79 cm|
|Economy Comfort||89 cm|
|World Business Class||Full-flat seat|
In the aircraft
|Seat layout Economy Class||3-3-3|
|Seat layout Business Class||1-2-1|
|Number of toilets||6|