Airbus A320neo family for KLM and Transavia: next step in sustainability

KLM Group has chosen the Airbus A320neo family for KLM and Transavia's European fleet. This important step opens the door to substantially enhance the operational sustainability of KLM's fleet. The Airbus A320neo family not only produces 50% less noise than the current, older generation of aircraft, but also reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to 15%.

From late 2023, these new A320neo/A321neo aircraft will begin replacing KLM and Transavia's existing Boeing 737 NG aircraft on European routes. Having previously opted for the Embraer 195-E2 aircraft for intra-European flights, this new order is an important step in enhancing sustainability, customer experience, comfort and efficiency.

KLM - A320neo

According to a KLM press release, this improvement in sustainability, combined with the use of sustainable aviation fuel and improving operational innovation and efficiency, will contribute significantly to achieving the climate objectives laid down in the Paris Agreement. Lower fuel consumption will reduce costs, creating more room for investment in operations for a stronger future. In addition to initiatives such as "Fly Responsibly", KLM recently aligned its objectives for reducing CO2emissions with the UN Climate Agreement signed in Paris.