KLM has commenced work on completely renewing the cabins of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, for both Business Class and Economy Class.
The first refurbished aircraft, which are mainly used for European flights, has already gone into service. In March 2022, the interior of the last in this series of 737-800s will be completely transformed. All activities are carried out by KLM’s Engineering and Maintenance division.
Business Class and Economy Class are equipped with new Recaro SL3710 seats offering more comfort and extra legroom. The upholstery is made of mostly recycled leather. The seats, which have no recline, are 20% lighter on average, reducing the total cabin weight by 700 kg.
All refurbished Boeing 737-800s are equipped with Wi Fi, which can be accessed viap purchased vouchers on KLM’s free in-flight portal. Passengers always get 30 minutes of free messaging.
Each seat has its own USB port for charging devices during the flight, while larger overhead bins provide more storage space on board. LED mood lighting creates a fresh or soothing atmosphere – depending on the time of day.
“KLM wants to offer its passengers even more comfort and style on European flights, while reducing the CO2 emissions of flights. That is why KLM continues to invest in its on-board product and sustainability, so we can continue to meet our customers’ expectations and emerge stronger from the crisis,” stated Boet Kreiken, Executive Vice President Customer Experience, KLM.