KLM is modernizing the interior of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft
KLM has begun modernizing the cockpit of 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, both in Business Class and Economy Class. The refurbished aircraft, used mainly for European flights, offer passengers more comfort and style and consume less fuel, as the renewed cabin weighs 700 kilograms less.
The first refurbished aircraft has already entered operational service. In March 2022, the interior of the last 737-800 in this series will be completely transformed. All activities are carried out by KLM's engineering and maintenance division.
The new ergonomically designed seats for Business Class and Economy Class offer more comfort and extra legroom. The upholstery is mainly made of recycled leather. The seats are 20% lighter, reducing the total weight of the cabin by 700 kg. This saves 58 tonnes of fuel and 184 tonnes of CO2 emissions per aircraft per year. For all 14 aircraft scheduled to be reconditioned inside, this represents an annual fuel economy of 812 tonnes and a reduction of 2.576 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
All refurbished Boeing 737-800 aircraft are equipped with high speed Wi-Fi. To use the service, passengers can buy vouchers from the KLM portal. Passengers always receive 30 minutes of free messaging. Each seat has its own USB port for charging devices during the flight. Larger containers provide more storage space on board. LED lighting creates a soothing ambient atmosphere - depending on the time of day.