Yesterday, at the launch of Air France-KLM’s new transatlantic joint venture with Delta Air Lines, we caught up with KLM chief executive Peter Hartman.
In this three-minute video clip, he talks about the joint-venture and discusses a new long-haul ‘economy extra’ product, which KLM is planning to roll out in October 2009 to draw back business travellers.
Through ‘economy extra’, which is only a tentative name, KLM will charge passengers a premium for long-haul economy seats with a 35″ (89cm) seat pitch. Unlike Air France’s new long-haul premium-economy offering, it will not be a separate cabin. The new product is also likely to include on-ground extras, such as lounge access.