The twice-weekly seasonal service, which KLM will launch on May 4 and which will be in addition to KLM’s daily, year-round Amsterdam-San Francisco service operated by 747-400s, will mark KLM’s first deployment of 787-9s on a route to the United States.

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Air France has announced two new international routes beginning in the first six months of 2016, one of which will see the carrier resurrecting the New York-Paris Orly route it first operated with jets in 1960.

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, which the Dutch flag carrier has acquired on lease through leasing company AerCap.

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Air France’s regional subsidiary Hop! has taken delivery of the first of five new ATR 72-600 turboprops it has agreed to lease from Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital.

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Air France KLM group regional carrier KLM Cityhopper has placed a firm order for 15 Embraer 175s and two E190s. Its purchase contract also includes options for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Hop!, Air France’s regional subsidiary.

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The Transavia.com order, which Boeing values at $1.6 billion at current list prices not including the options on three additional 737-800s which Transavia Company has also secured, was previously booked and attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

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