Air France-KLM weighs up long haul aircraft spending spree

Air France-KLM plans to start negotiations later this year to buy 100-150 long-haul aircraft worth up to USD38 billion at list prices. The order is anticipated for 2011 at the earliest. The carrier is thought to be considering the B787-9 version and the Airbus A350-900 to replace its A330s, A340s, B777-200s and MD11s (KLM still has 10 MD11s in the fleet). The carrier is also weighing up the A350-1000 and the new version of the B777-300 to replace its existing B777-300s and B747-400s.

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