Boeing 787-9

Boeing 787-9

We’ve got 13 Boeing 787-9’s in our fleet. These “Dreamliners” got their nickname from a worldwide competition Boeing held in 2003. In 2015 we introduced this aircraft type to the KLM fleet. Long flights aren’t a problem for the Dreamliner, as it is very fuel efficient. Since this aircraft can fly up to 8,500 nautical miles it can even cover our longest routes, like New York JFK to Bangkok. Next to that, you might encounter this 787-9 when flying to Delhi, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Cartagena or Salt Lake City, although these destinations may differ per season. “A technical marvel” as we call the 787-9, because it’s a result of hundreds of engineers working together from around the world. This lightweight aircraft can easily be recycled, because it consists of 50% composite, 20% aluminum, 15% titanium, 10% steel and 5% other materials, generating less waste and fewer chemicals than a similar aircraft. Our 787-9 Dreamliners are all named after flowers. “Sunflower” was the 1st, followed by: Carnation, Lavender, Bougainvillea, Dahlia, Mimosa, Jasmine, Lily, Marguerite, 芙蓉 (hibiscus), Morning Star, Tulip, and Orchid.

Seat map

Boeing 787-9


  • World Business ClassWorld Business Class
  • Economy ComfortEconomy Comfort
  • Economy ClassEconomy Class
  • Seat with extra legroomSeat with extra legroom
  • Front section seatFront section seat
  • CoatroomCoatroom
  • ToiletToilet
  • GalleyGalley


Aircraft facts

Wingspan60.10 m
Length62.80 m
Height16.30 m
Cruising speed920 km/h / 571 mph / 496 kts
Max. range11,500 km / 6,209 nmi
Max. passengers294
Max. take-off weight252,650 kg / 557,992 lbs
KLM owns 13 aircraft of this type

Average seat pitch

World Business ClassFull-flat seat
Economy Class31 in / 79 cm
Economy Comfort35 in / 89 cm

In the aircraft

Configuration Business Class1-2-1
Configuration Economy Class3-3-3
WiFi availableYes
Power supplyYes
Amount of toilets6

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