KLM has confirmed that its “KLM Wi-Fi” product will be launched on its new Boeing 787-9s, the first of which will be delivered in October this year.
The Dutch carrier has also released details about what passengers can expect onboard the new aircraft. Premium passengers will have lie-flat World Business Class seats – based on the Zodiac Cirrus seat – pitched at 42 inches and with direct aisle access, plus 16-inch in-flight entertainment (IFE) monitors and extensive storage space for personal items.
In Economy Class, passengers will have 11-inch monitors and access to power sockets, while the seat will recline 40% further than the current long-haul Economy seats.
The launch of KLM Wi-Fi follows an extensive in-flight connectivity trial, which was launched by Air France-KLM alongside Panasonic Avionics back in 2013
Commenting on the 787-9 passenger experience, Pieter Elbers, President & CEO of KLM, said: “The Boeing 787-9 enables KLM to offer passengers even more comfort and privacy. KLM has chosen to add specific improvements to this special aircraft, which make it unique among other 787s. All the details add up to ensure our passengers can experience a new way to fly.”