This morning, KLM’s 31st Boeing 737-800 (PH-BCL) arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, delivery flight from Boeing factory (via Glasgow). This is the last 737NG (Next Generation) built for an airline.
With the arrival of “Red-crested Pochard”, KLM has 52 Boeing 737s in its fleet: 16 737-700s, 31 737-800s and 5 737-900s. All KLM 737 aircraft are named after birds. The 4 new NGs, the type with which KLM has had good experiences, feature a completely new interior with larger luggage bins, modern LED lighting, new seats with adjustable headrest for extra comfort and USB power at every seat.