KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ first Airbus 330-300 to be fitted with the new World Business Class cabin interior made its first flight over the weekend to Kuwait (KL455).
The airline says the cabin refit for the remaining 20% of its fleet will be completed by the end of 2018. In addition to the new design, there will be full-flat seats and a new inflight entertainment system for all World Business Class passengers.
Refits complete in 2018
KLM notes that the refurbishment of the business class cabins in the remaining four A330-300s has already commenced; the last is expected to be completed in July 2018 and its eight A330-200s will follow. Their refits are expected to be completed in October 2018.
The World Business Class interiors of all the Boeing 747, 777-200 and 777-300 have already undergone this transformation and KLM’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners were delivered with the new-style World Business Class cabins.
New World Business Class
Renowned Dutch designer, Hella Jongerius, designed the new seats and cabin interior. In addition, KLM’s new layout includes fully-flat seats which are 180 degrees reclinable and 206 cm long; in-seat power and improved privacy; a brand-new personal entertainment system with an 18” screen, HD quality films and a touchscreen navigation menu in 12 languages.