KLM is considering switching to Boeing's competitor Airbus for the European short haul fleet. That is what KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said in Charleston last week, when the airline received its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A remarkable statement, because KLM recently ordered most aircraft from Boeing.
"We have faith in the MAX's return, but at the same time we are also looking at the Airbus A321, given the uncertainty surrounding the MAX," says KLM's CEO Pieter Elbers, who committed himself to Boeing less than a year ago for the long haul fleet. In June, KLM decided to exchange orders for the A350 with Air France for the Boeing 787. "I don't know when the MAX will return, but I think Toulouse is certainly interested in a possible KLM order."
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