KLM to invest €100m in fleet upgrade

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Dutch flag-carrier KLM is to invest more than €100 million ($128.4 million) over the next two years in upgrading aircraft interiors.

The investment will cover the installation of Recaro seats on KLM’s fleet of 18 Boeing 737-800/900s. The seats taken out of these aircraft will be installed in 22 of the carrier’s Boeing 737-300/400s.

The airline also plans to install Matsushita/Panasonic LCD screens onboard its Boeing 747-400 fleet, while KLM Cityhopper’s 18 Fokker 100s, 21 Fokker 70s and 14 Fokker 50s will be “fully revamped” with new interiors. The Fokker aircraft will also be repainted to match the livery of the main KLM fleet.

“These investments will ensure that KLM’s new product standard, which has already been introduced aboard our new Boeing 777s and Airbus A330s, will be further implemented, guaranteeing a consistent product experience for our customers,” says KLM commercial executive VP Paul Gregorowitsch.