KLM welcomes eleventh Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 'Morning Star'


Today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines welcomed its eleventh Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Schiphol Airport. The aircraft landed today, 26 January, from Seattle in the US. It will bear the name Morgenster – Dutch for “Morning Star.”

KLM’s Dreamliners are named for flowers or flowering plants, a typical Dutch export product which suits KLM well. Other B787s have received names such as Zonnebloem (Sunflower), Anjer (Carnation), Dahlia, and Lavendel (Lavender). The tenth Dreamliner, delivered in August, bears the name Margriet (Daisy).

KLM invests in fleet renewal

Once again in 2018, KLM will continue to invest in the renewal of its fleet to meet its customers’ needs and wishes. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Morgenster is the first aircraft to arrive in 2018. KLM will take possession of its twelfth Dreamliner in April.

The Boeing 787 creates less ambient noise, consumes less fuel, and gives off fewer carbon dioxide emissions. It brings us ever closer to our aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% in 2020 compared to 2011. The Dreamliner is built mainly of carbon fibre composite which can be cut easily, so the manufacturing process creates less waste.

It also offers numerous advantages in terms of passenger comfort. The increased cabin air pressure helps passengers to arrive at their destination feeling well rested. And all passengers have access to WiFi during the flight.