KLM to Redesign World Business Class, Add Lie-Flat Seats

By Jesse Sokolow on 12 September 2013
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A KLM aircraft in Zürich

A KLM aircraft in Zürich

KLM announced it will fully redesign its World Business Class cabins. A feature of the new design is the addition of lie-flat seats.

Each fully lie-flat seat will have a length of 81.5” and be enclosed in a cocoon for added privacy.

Each seat will have 17” TV screens and power outlets will also be provided. Storage compartments for passengers’ belongings will also be available at each seat.

The cabin interior will receive new carpeting made of recycled materials, including old KLM flight attendant uniforms. Five new colors will be added to the interior color scheme, including aubergine, dark brown, midnight blue, cobalt, and dark grey.

Passengers in World Business Class will on selections from menus created by top Dutch chefs. A selection of wine from Dutch wine specialists will also be available.

KLM is currently redesigning its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft with the new interiors, and expects to complete the project by April of next year. Redesigns on the airline’s Boeing 777-200s are scheduled to begin next summer.

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