Amsterdam - KLM excludes the first Boeing 737-700 from its fleet. The ten-year-old aircraft registered PH-BGE will be handed over to its new operator Luxair at the end of this month.

The first Boeing 737-700 jet entered into service at KLM in 2008. The airline currently operates seventeen 737-700, the smallest variant of the 737 Family jets of previous generation. The 737-700s of the Dutch flag carrier are configured to accommodate 142 passengers. They mainly serve on the less busy European routes.

In the first half of this year, the company will take over the delivery of four brand new Boeing 737-800 jet with 180 seats, which is more profitable than the smaller -700.

KLM's current 737 fleet consists of 49 aircraft, including 17 737-700, 27 737-800, and five 737-900. No MAX jet on the horizon yet.