KLM Cargo will also be a customer of the new Airbus freighter, the A350F. The Air France-KLM group announced on Friday that four aircraft will be ordered to replace the same number of Boeing 747-400F jets that are currently in service.
With a capacity of 109 tonnes of cargo, the A350F will be operated by Martinair on behalf of KLM Cargo. They will be based at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam.
According to the group, the four A350Fs will be delivered in the second half of 2026, as well as the same models previously ordered by Air France. Compared to the 747-400F, the new Airbus freighter emits 40% less pollutants and has a 50% smaller noise footprint.
Air France has also added three more A350-900s to its original order from the European manufacturer, bringing the aircraft total to 41 units – the new planes will be delivered as early as 2024.