Dutch Airline Arke Gets First Dreamliner
Boeing announced the delivery of the first of three 787-8 Dreamliners to Arke, a Dutch charter airline, at the carrier’s base at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Arke plans to use the plane to operate flights from Amsterdam to the islands of Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The 787-8 has a range of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,170 to 15,190 km), and can seat up to 210 passengers.
Arke is the first airline in the Netherlands to operate a 787-8 Dreamliner. The carrier’s fleet also includes five Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s, and four 767-300ERs.
Arke first began operations in 2005, and currently serves over 50 destinations worldwide.
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