Amsterdam - On August 17, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines received its 13th Boeing 787-9 registered PH-BHP and baptized "Tulip".
KLM’s Dreamliners are so far named after flowers or flowering plants. Other 787s in the KLM's fleet are called such as Orchid, Sunflower, Carnation, Lavender, and Marguerite, so the name for the latest Dreamliner is not a surprise.
Tulip is a very famous export product in the Netherlands, which, therefore, matches with KLM perfectly, according to the company.
The new 787-9 of the Dutch operator is configured to accommodate 30 passengers in business class, 48 in economy comfort and 216 in the economy like its predecessors.
To improve the customer satisfaction KLM continues to invest in fleet renewal in 2018 too. The aircraft is the third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to join the fleet of Dutch flag carrier in 2018. The other two Dreamliners arrived at Schipol International Airport earlier this year in January and April.
The operator expects to receive its first 787-10 in June 2019.
The Boeing 787-9 is one of the most eco-friendly jetliners. It produces less noise and emits less CO2. The main structure of the Dreamliner is mostly manufactured from carbon fiber composites.
The aircraft also introduces a range of innovations regarding travel comfort such as a better-pressurized cabin so that passengers feel more relaxed during the flight.
For passengers who want to stay connected during their flight, there is also broadband internet on board.