AMSTERDAMDutch flag carrier KLM is finally receiving its last four Boeing 777-300ERs. The first two aircraft arrived at Schiphol Schipol International airport this morning (March 25). The other two are expected to join the fleet on Saturday morning (March 27).

The Triple Sevens were ordered well before the pandemic crisis as replacements for the obsolete Boeing 747-400s. Despite the airline keeps itself financially stable via government aid, canceling the orders would have been very expensive, an airline spokesperson said.

With the arrival of those planes, KLM's Boeing 777 fleet will soon have 31 aircraft, including 16 777-300ERs and 15 smaller 777-200ERs. The carrier's 777 fleet is still the backbone of its long-haul fleet.

In the coming years, KLM will receive ten Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and 23 Embraer E195-E2s These were also ordered before the pandemic.