KLM orders more 777-300ER’s

In something of a surprise move KLM has ordered 2 more 777-300ER’s from Boeing for delivery next year.

Boeing has been shaking the proverbial tree for months with several airlines to get an order to keep the line open longer.

The 777-X is so far behind schedule that work on the new line has slowed down and can’t be ramped up until flight testing is underway some time in 2020.

Boeing are likely to have offered huge discounts to KLM and the deal would have been irresistible. This means KLM is likely to be the final customer for the type.