KLM has received its first new Airbus for 20 years, one of eight A330-200s it is taking through direct orders and operating leases over the next two years. The airline, which otherwise has an all-Boeing jet fleet, last operated Airbuses during the 1980s and 1990s when it flew A310s on its European network. The new A330-200s, which are powered by General Electric CF6-80E1 engines, will be configured in a 251-seat, two-class configuration. KLM will operate the widebodies to Africa, the Middle East and North America.

Source: Flight International