On 22 November 2015, to welcome the Boeing 787 Dreamliner into its long-haul fleet, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has organized three special flights flying over the Netherlands operated by this new aircraft.
This series of inaugural flights was an opportunity for customers to exclusively discover the amenities of this new aircraft called "Zonnebloem" ("Sunflower"), including seat comfort, ambiance lighting in the cabin as well as the latest new technological innovations offered on board.
This latest generation aircraft offers Wi-Fi, fully flat seats, direct aisle access in World Business Class and a 40% greater seat recline in the Economy Comfort and Economy cabins. It also provides significant operating cost savings and a reduction of at least 20% of CO2 emissions with its energy-efficient engines.
KLM will take delivery of its first 3 Boeing 787 Dreamliners during the winter season, out of a total of 21 aircraft ordered. Each aircraft will be named after a different flower, a typical product exported by the Netherlands. The first destinations that the Boeing 787 will fly to are Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Rio de Janeiro during the winter season.