Upgrade for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is sprucing up its Boeing 777-200 fleet with fully renovated business class and economy class cabin interiors, together with an upgraded entertainment system.
The move follows a similar facelift of its business and economy cabins in the airline’s B747-400 fleet.
The renovation of all 15 KLM B777-200s - many of which operate on the carrier’s Asian routes to its Amsterdam hub - will be completed by the end of 2015, after which the carrier’s B777-300 fleet - and other aircraft - will be refurbished.
In addition, two new B777-300s will join the fleet next year, taking to 25 the number of B777s in the KLM fleet.
The design of the airline’s new World Business Class revolves around the full-flat seat, plus more personal space and plenty of storage facilities. A new 40-centimetre (16-inch) screen is operated with a touch-screen handset, while a dual screen option allows passengers to watch a movie and simultaneously play a game or chat.
In economy, the seats have been designed to create extra legroom, with the ergonomically optimised headrests offering improved neck support.
The new entertainment system – in both business and economy - features 1250 movies and 200 TV shows in many languages, including many local films.
Another key improvement is that the new seats are the lightest in their class which, according to KLM, means lower fuel consumption and, hence, lower CO2 emissions.
.* From Australian Cities, passengers can connect to KLM's European bound flights with codeshare partners Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur, China Southern via Guangzhou, Garuda Indonesia via Jakarta and Denpasar, and with Etihad via Singapore.
Other partners include Qantas, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Asiana, and Air China.
* Cities ex Australia will vary depending on partner airlines' schedules.
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Report by Features Editor, John Newton