Boeing 787-9

When you’re travelling to Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, or Salt Lake City, you may fly with the Boeing 787-9. Find out their names and learn everything you want to know.

About the Boeing 787-9

The Boeing 787-9 “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 are no 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 flying from New York City to Bangkok.

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 from around the world working together. This lightweight aircraft can easily be recycled, because it consists of 50% composite, 20% aluminium, 15% titanium, 10% steel, and 5% other materials, generating less waste and chemicals than a similar aircraft.

Aircraft names

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.

Boeing 787-9 KLM

Seat map

Would you like a bird’s-eye view of our Boeing 787-9? With our interactive seat map, you can scroll through the airplane and have a look at our seat layout. Find your ideal seat on our Dreamliner for the best start to your trip!

Found a seat you like? Then log in to My Trip and arrange your seat!


Aircraft facts

Wingspan60.10 m
Length62.80 m
Height16.30 m
Cruising speed920 km/h
Max. range11,500 km
Max. passengers294
Max. take-off weight252,650 kg

Average seat pitch

Economy Class79 cm
Economy Comfort89 cm
Premium Comfort97 cm
World Business ClassFull-flat seat

In the aircraft

Seat layout Economy Class3-3-3
Seat layout Premium Comfort2-3-2
Seat layout Business Class1-2-1
WiFi availableYes
Power supplyYes
Number of toilets6