The French-Dutch airline, Air France-KLM confirmed today that it has ordered 25 new Boeing 787 airplanes while continuing negotiations with Airbus to purchase 25 A350’s.
A spokeswoman for Air France-KLM told EFE that the present 25 787-9 unit contract is part of larger order of 110 airplanes from both Boeing and Airbus, including 50 that were announced last September.
The Franco-Dutch group would not give the total amount of the transaction, list price would be around 12,000 million dollars.
The spokesman added that “negotiations are continuing with Airbus” and the British engine manufacturer Rolls Royce to complete the contract agreement for 25 A350 aircraft, a package that is part of the same one from September. The airline plans to add these aircraft in its fleet offering two new medium-range and medium capacity models from Boeing and Airbus between 2016 and 2026.
In the first half of the financial year between April and September, the airline lost 183 million euros, a number that could rise in twelve months to about 300 million, according to estimates published today by the newspaper “Le Figaro”. Thomson Financial.