KLM Airline

About KLM Airline

KLM Airlines is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. The airline’s headquarter is located in Amstelveen, with its hub near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

KLM airlines is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance and a part of the Air France-KLM Group. KLM came into being in 1919 and serves as the oldest operating airline in the world. The first flight of KLM flew on 17 May 1920.

The airline has a fleet of 110, excluding the subsidiaries. It operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to 145 different destinations of the world.

After the Second World War, KLM started to rebuild its network. It offers incredible services to the customers, due to which it ranks on the top of the airline service list in the Netherlands. It is mainly known for its premium hospitality services.

KLM covers many important routes that connect the Netherlands to the crucial economic regions of the world. KLM covers two main destinations in India – Mumbai, and Delhi.  

Merger with Air-France

On 30 September 2003, KLM agreed to merge with Air France. This merger plan stated that LKM and Air France would become subsidiaries of a holding company known as Air France-KLM. According to this merger plan, both airlines would retain their own brands. Besides, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Charles de Gaulle Airport would become key hubs. This merger leads to the world’s largest airline group.  

KLM Fleet

The KLM fleet includes the following:

  • Airbus A310 (Airbus A310-200)
  • Airbus A330 (Airbus A330-200), (Airbus A330-300)           
  • Boeing 737 (Boeing 737-200), (Boeing 737-300), (Boeing 737-400)
  • Boeing 737 NG / Max (Boeing 737-700), (Boeing 737-800), (Boeing 737-900)
  • Boeing 747 (Boeing 747-200), (Boeing 747-300), (Boeing 747-400)
  • Boeing 767 (Boeing 767-300)
  • Boeing 777 (Boeing 777-200), (Boeing 777-300)
  • Boeing 787 (Boeing 787-10), (Boeing 787-9)
  • McDonnell DC-10           
  • Fokker 70/100 (Fokker 100)
  • McDonnell MD-11

KLM Cabin Classes 

Passengers can book three cabin classes in KLM, which are – World Business Class, Economy Comfort, and Economy. Different cabin classes offer different facilities to the customers as described in the below-given list:

1: World Business Class

World Business Class is a long-haul business class product from KLM. When it comes to the seat, it measures 20 inches (51 cm) wide and has a 60-inch (150 cm) pitch. The seats can be reclined to an angle of a 170-degree flatbed with having a length of 75 inches (190 cm). The seats are equipped with a personal entertainment system with audio and video on demand in the armrest. Besides, it also offers message function, privacy canopy, and power ports for laptops.

KLM launched a new World Business Class seat to the long-haul fleet in March 2013. It has a diamond-type sheet installed on all Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s. The newly refurbished seats are fully flat and offer 17-inch HD personal entertainment systems.  

Europe Business Class 

Europe Business Class is the KLM’s short-haul business class. The seats in this class are 17-inch (43 cm) wide and have an average pitch of 33 inches (84 cm). Middle seats offer great space to the passengers. Besides, they offer extra legroom and recline more as compared to the Economy Class seats. Moreover, in-seat power is available on all Boeing 737 aircraft. However, the personal entertainment feature is missing the Europe Business Class.

2: Economy Comfort 

Economy comfort comes after the business class in terms of features and facilities. The long-haul flights have seats measuring a 35–36-inch (89–91 cm) pitch and recline up to 7 inches (18 cm), just double the recline of the economy class. When it comes to short-haul flights, the seats measure 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) more pitch, totaling 33.5–34.5-inch (85–88 cm). Besides, they can recline up to 40 degrees and 5 inches (13cm).

Seating and service in Economy Comfort are identical to those in Economy Class, with the exception of the higher pitch and recline. Prior to Economy Class, Economy Comfort is placed in a separate cabin. Passengers in Business Class can disembark the plane before those in Economy. Passengers in Economy Class can reserve Economy Comfort seats. Flyers with a full-fare ticket, Flying Blue Platinum members, and Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Platinum or Diamond members are all eligible for the free service. Flying Blue Silver or Gold members, SkyTeam Elite Plus members, and Delta SkyMiles members all receive discounts.

3: Economy Class 

The economy Class cabin comes after the Economy Comfort and is an affordable flight service from KLM. The long-haul sets in this class measure 31-to-32-inch (79–81 cm) pitch and are 17.5 inches (44 cm) wide. Passengers can enjoy adjustable winged headrests and a 9-inch (23 cm) PTV with AVOD. A personal handset satellite telephone that can be paid for with a credit card is also included. In-seat power is also available in Economy Class on Airbus A330-300 aircraft. On short-haul flights, Economy Class seats have a 30-to-31-inch (76–79 cm) pitch and are 17 inches (43 cm) broad. On short-haul flights, Economy Class seats do not have any personal entertainment. 

In-Flight Entertainment

On every wide-body aircraft, KLM’s in-flight entertainment system is available in all classes. KLM delivers Audio/Video on Demand to all passengers (AVOD). Movies, television shows, music, games, and language classes are all part of the system’s interactive entertainment. Around 80 films are available in multiple languages, including new releases, classics, and world cinema. The selection of the movies changes every month. Sending SMS text messages and emails to the ground is possible via the in-flight entertainment system. All Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200ER, and most Airbus A330-200 aircraft are equipped with Panasonic’s 3000i system. The Panasonic eX2 in-flight entertainment system is installed on all Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, as well as some Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

When Can I Get Compensation or Reimbursement of Unforeseen Expenses?

KLM gives you the right to get proper assistance and compensation in case of delays, compensations, and other unforeseen expenses. You are eligible for this compensation when you fulfil the below-given criteria:

  • Your reservation on the flight is confirmed.
  • You are fully checked in at the time specified or, if no time is specified, at least 45 minutes before the departure time.
  • You are traveling on a public fare, made available either directly or indirectly, or on a frequent flyer program ticket. 

Summing Up! 

KLM Airlines is the oldest and one of the most renowned airlines in the world that offers a great flying experience. You may reach us to get your KLM Flights booked at the most competitive rates on providing the required details, such as date of journey, source, and destination.

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