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KLM to Introduce Their First Airbus A321neo With Service Between Amsterdam and Copenhagen

From August 26, 2024, KLM will add their first Airbus A321neo, which will be deployed on the route between Amsterdam and Copenhagen.  Transavia’s first A321neo entered service in December 2023, and in the coming years the carriers will add 100 new aircraft.

KLM Airbus A321neo Rendering - Courtesy KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

On Tuesday (January 16, 2024), KLM announced that they will add their first Airbus A321neo next summer, which will be deployed between Amsterdam and Copenhagen starting August 26, 2024.  The aircraft delivers a 15 percent reduction in fuel use and emissions compared to previous generation models.  Transavia took delivery of their first A321neo in December 2023, and in the coming years KLM and Transavia will introduce 100 new aircraft to create a modern European fleet with reduced emissions.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Air France and KLM North Europe’s Sustainability Manager, Maria Hagelberg, said,

“Modernisation of the fleet is a very important building block in our strategy to reduce CO2 emissions. Our fleet today consists of 21% of the so-called new generation aircraft types. Our goal is to reach 64% by 2028.  These new aircraft types reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15%, as well as emit 50% less noise.

“A further important path towards making aviation more sustainable is to move, as far as possible, away from fossil fuel and increase the amount of sustainable aviation fuel (Sustainable Aviation Fuel SAF), as the use of this reduces emissions by up to 75%.  In the last two years, Air France and KLM have been the largest buyers of SAF on a global level. In 2023, we used 80,000 tonnes of SAF, which corresponds to 16% of the total SAF production.  We are proud to be top users of SAF, but last year only 3% of all produced sustainable fuel went to aviation.  We need more investment in SAF production, not least in Scandinavia.”

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has been a pioneer in the aviation industry for over a century.  The carrier is part of the Air France-KLM Group aims to be the leading European airline in efficiency, sustainability and creating memorable guest experiences.  KLM’s extensive route network connects passengers from 14 gateways in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the world’s most popular destinations. 


Source: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Mynewsdesk


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