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KLM announces order for two B-777 airplanes

Valued at USD 751 million

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announced that the carrier has ordered two more B-777/300ER (Extended Range) airplanes as it continues to operate one of Europe's most modern fleet. 

The order, valued at $751 million at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on industry's Orders & Deliveries website.

The B-777/300ER can seat up to 396 passengers in a two-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,370 nautical miles (13,650 km). 

Operating out of its home base in Amsterdam, the KLM Group serves a global network of 92 European cities and 70 intercontinental destinations with a fleet of 209 aircraft. The carrier operates 29 B-777s, including 14 B-777/300ERs. It also flies 747s and the 787 Dreamliner family.

KLM, one of the world's oldest airlines still operating under its original name, is celebrating its centenary this year. In 2004 it merged with Air France to create one of the Europe's largest airline group. This is also one of the largest operators of the 777 family with nearly 100 between the combined fleets

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