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Take a Look: KLM Revamps Economy Seating on 777 Aircraft


New interiors on KLM’s Boeing 777 include slimmer seats, improved in-flight entertainment and power outlets throughout economy.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flyers can start looking forward to a brand-new cabin on the carrier’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The Design Air reports the Dutch flag carrier will soon begin updating the long-haul aircraft’s economy cabin as part of a fleet modernization.

The latest refresh focuses on improving the entire cabin experience. The new economy cabin will feature new seats designed by Hella Jongerius, the Dutch designer responsible for the business class redesign earlier this year. Each seat is designed to be lighter and slimmer, offering more legroom for passengers.


In addition to comfort, the cabin refresh will feature a number of technological advances. The seats will feature a new in-flight entertainment system, anchored by a 9-inch touchscreen. The entertainment systems will be loaded with more than 150 movies and 200 television programs. In addition, both traditional and USB power outlets will be installed between each group of seats.

The cabin refresh on the KLM aircraft is nearly identical to that announced for Boeing 777 aircraft on sister airline Air France earlier this year. Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac told Travel Weekly that the Air France 777 refresh would put the airline “back in the race” with other international long-haul carriers.


According to The Design Air, the new cabins will be featured on KLM’s 777-200 fleet, as well as two 777-300ER. The cabin refresh for the 777-200 will complete by the end of 2015, and the airline plans to expand the refresh across its entire 777 fleet.

[Photos: The Design Air]

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ANstar November 17, 2014

Looks cheap and uncomfortable.

MtlChris November 16, 2014

And a switch to 3-4-3, I presume.

want2beaqui November 15, 2014

Didn't think they could make it any more uncomfortable. 777 10 abreast has become a mode of trans-torture-tation.

privacylawyer November 15, 2014

So "slimmer" is now the term for even more cramped? Strike KLM from airline options.

Genetk44 November 15, 2014

How many additional rows of seats will they now cram into the aircraft????