KLM airline has revealed details of its premium economy class, Premium Comfort, expected to appear from July 2022. North America will be the first destination to see it.
Premium Comfort will offer between 21 and 28 seats depending on aircraft type, wider seats with up to 17cm more legroom than a standard Economy Class seat, 20cm recline, in-seat power and 13-inch private entertainment screen. Onboard catering will also be upgraded. Travelers will be in a quiet cabin, fully separated from Economy Class and Business Class.
It is informed that the first B787-10 would be equipped with the Premium Comfort cabin by July. By November 2023, the transformation will be complete on all Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft flying to intercontinental destinations. The A330 will not receive the new cabin as this aircraft is being phased out by 2025.
Boet Kreiken, Executive Vice President of Customer Experience, KLM, said: “We have great expectations for Premium Comfort based on extensive market research. The new class will meet the wishes of business and leisure travelers. It reaffirms our partnership with Delta, Air France and Virgin Atlantic on North Atlantic routes, all three have been offering premium economy for some years.”