Posted on: 17 November 2014 by Mark Howells
KLM has introduced a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) system in World Business Class and economy as part of a wider cabin refresh on its fleet of 15 Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
The IFE system features more than 150 films and 200 TV programmes in multiple languages. Passengers in economy will have the benefit of a larger 9-inch HD touchscreen and a ‘seat chat’ app, allowing communication with passengers seated elsewhere in the cabin.
In World Business Class, passengers have a 16 inch display which can operate in dual-screen mode, providing the option to simultaneously watch a film and play a game or chat.
Each new seat will also have a power outlet. The seats in economy have ergonomically optimised headrests to offer improved neck support whilst also being lighter, lowering fuel consumption and CO? emissions. World Business Class seats are the same standard as those on the Boeing 747 fleet, enabling passengers to lie fully flat.
The 777-200 renovation is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, after which the Boeing 777-300 fleet and other aircraft will begin a similar renovation process. Two new 777-300s, featuring the new interior and IFE system, will join the KLM fleet in 2015, bringing the airline’s Boeing 777 fleet to 25 aircraft in total.