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The Air France-KLM Group has placed orders with Boeing (NYSE: BA) for nine Boeing 777-300ERs and seven Next-Generation 737-700s.
Boeing said that, at a combined value of USD2.7bn at list prices, these orders mark the first time the combined airline group has announced an aircraft acquisition at the group level. The 777 and 737 orders were previously accounted for on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website, assigned to unidentified customers.
Boeing also said KLM will operate the Next-Generation 737-700s and it also holds options for another seven 737-700s.
Air France will add the 777-300ERs to its existing fleet of 46 Boeing 777s. The new order takes Air France's unfilled orders for the 777-300ER to 14, plus options for a further seven 777-300ERs.
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The 777 CSP program is offered jointly by Boeing and AFI KLM E&M.
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