AIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
In April, a member of this discussion forum mentioned that KLM will have a "huge" order of Boeing 777 -200/300's in June, 2001. This member explained that KLM will order these 777's in order to replace their MD-11's, Boeing 767-300's and their 747 classics. Can anyone confirm this?
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
This is just a rumor right now. KLM will announce their order in June. They will probably be ordering the 777-200ER and possibly -300ER. We may even see 764 orders, but right now, these are all just rumors.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12166 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
Don't forget, the Paris Air Show is next month, so it's quite possible that this (along with a fairly big EK order) would be Boeing's big announcement. KLM has been mentioned as a 777 possibility for quite a while and with more opportunities opening up to dump the M11s on freight airlines, they may well take the chance. The initial order would be for 777s, but in the long term, the 764 would be quite possible - the commonality between them, in terms of cabin design and crew cross training - would make the type a strong contender.
The initial order may not be that large and don't forget, many airlines will be looking at what Boeing comes up with for the SC. The likes of KL, SQ, EK etc. don't want to place big 777 orders and then find that the aircraft is rendered obsolete within 5-10 years by the SC.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6307 posts, RR: 56 Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1333 times:
The two "unidentified" 777s are going to Egypt Air. We'll have to wait and see to hear something official whether KLM will order 777s. The Paris Air Show would be a likely place to announce an order just like it was mentioned already. The777Man
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly...T5, CI, LX and LH 777s
Gunfighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
Oh I sure hope they will order the 777.
I cannot wait to see it in the KLM Livery.
The reason why KLM is not considering Airbus aircraft is probably because they have a long history with Boeing and it is unlikely they will abandon it that easy.
furthermore allmost the entire KLM fleet are Boeing Aircraft.
I really think they should go for the triple seven.