KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL, Amsterdam Schiphol) plans to debut its A321-200neo operations in late August 2024, deploying its first aircraft of the type out of Amsterdam Schiphol to Stockholm Arlanda, Berlin Brandenburg International, and Copenhagen Kastrup, according to local aviation news site Luchtvaartnieuws.nl.

The airline's second A321neo will begin operations on October 7, 2024, and will be used on routes to London Heathrow, Edinburgh, and Paris CDG. The Dutch flag carrier will configure its aircraft of the type for up to 227 passengers.

KLM will be the third and, for now, final airline from the Air France-KLM group to add the A320neo Family aircraft. The holding's two low-cost carriers, Transavia Airlines and Transavia France, took delivery of their first A321neo and A320-200neo in late December 2023 and early January 2024.

The deliveries are delayed by as much as six months compared to the original plan.

The entire holding has a firm order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft with a further sixty options. Air France is not currently poised to participate in the order. The group will supplement the order from Airbus with leased aircraft; KLM expects three A321neo from CDB Aviation in the second half of 2024.