KLMs brand-new Embraer 175+, registered as PH-EXP, landed at Schiphol on the evening of 26 July flying the KLC flag. This – the tenth E175+ – brings the total number of Embraers to forty. PH-EXP made its first commercial journey on 28 July.
This is another important step in KLM Cityhopper’s fleet renewal programme. This year, KLC will phase out its last Fokker 70 so that the fleet will consist entirely of Embraer aircraft. In June, KLC announced that it had ordered two more Embraer 190s. The next Embraer 175+ is expected to arrive in November of this year. In Europe, KLC is the operator with the largest Embraer fleet.
More environmentally friendly
The Embraer 175+ has a large number of technical features that significantly reduce fuel consumption and, with it, CO2 emissions compared to the Fokker 70. By comparison, the new aircraft consumes up to 22% less fuel.
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