North Charleston, South Carolina - KLM's first Boeing 787-10 was spotted by aviation photographers at the Boeing's North Charleston plant. As it can be seen on the images the aircraft has a special livery that attributes to the 100th anniversary of the airline.
The Dutch flag carrier has ten Boeing 787-10 in its order book with the American aircraft manufacturer. They will all be configured to accommodate 344 passengers in total - 38 seats in the new Business Class cabin from the Japanese manufacturer JAMCO, and 306 seats in Economy and Economy Comfort.
KLM will take the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 at the end of this month. The Dreamliner will initially be deployed on Amsterdam - Kilimanjaro, Amsterdam - Dar es Salaam and Amsterdam-Dubai routes from July 1st and July 3rd respectively.
The aircraft will also fly to San Francisco and Curacao in the following months.
In April, KLM dropped some of its Airbus A350 orders for more Boeing 787s. Dutch airline operator also keeps the option of converting some of its Boeing 787-9 orders to the shorter but longer-range variant 787-10.