KLM this week started operations with the first of its Boeing 777-200s to get its new World Business and Economy cabins – following on from the same upgrade to its 747-400 fleet.
The renovation of all 15 Boeing 777-200s will be complete by the end of 2015, and will be followed by KLM’s 10 777-300s.
The economy cabin, pictured here, was designed by Hella Jongerius and features more legroom and a whole new inflight entertainment system featuring a larger 9-inch, HD-quality touchscreen offering access to more than 150 movies and 200 TV shows, interactive 3D cards and a “seat chat” app that allows travellers to communicate with passengers who are seated elsewhere in the cabin.
777-200; -300s to follow
And, adds KLM, the economy seats feature power outlets – as well as being “the lightest in their class”.
Business class passengers needn’t be too jealous, though – up front, there are new full-flat seats and “various other smart design elements ensure maximum privacy while sleeping or working”.