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KLM’s latest Airbus named Museumplein in honour of Amsterdam

KLM’s latest Airbus named Museumplein in honour of Amsterdam

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took delivery of its 12th Airbus 330-200 in Toulouse today. The new aircraft has been named Museumplein in honour of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and the 2013 festivities surrounding its iconic sites.

During the course of 2013, numerous Amsterdam sites and organisations will mark historic milestones. The city will be celebrating these events in style, uniting local residents and tourists alike. Jubilee celebrations around Museumplein include the Concertgebouw and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (125 years), the Van Gogh Museum (40 years) and the opening of the new Rijksmuseum tomorrow.

All of KLM’s Airbuses are named after city squares. Apart from Dam, KLM’s first Airbus, the popular Museumplein in Amsterdam certainly deserves a place in our Airbus fleet. Particularly this year, when KLM proudly takes the role of chief sponsor and official carrier for Amsterdam 2013.

The arrival of this Airbus 330-200 marks another step forward in modernising the KLM fleet. Even in challenging times, KLM continues to invest in cleaner, quieter aircraft in its drive to guarantee customers optimal service. The Airbus 330-200 offers 30 Business Class seats and 35 economy comfort seats and 178 Economy seats. With the arrival of this latest aircraft, KLM’s A330 fleet now counts 16 aircraft: 12 Airbus A330-200s and 4 Airbus A330-300s. Said Pieter Elbers, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer KLM


Museumplein will be deployed on routes to the USA, Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean.