KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently presented its new Premium Comfort Class, an intermediate cabin offering more space, luxury, service options, comfort and privacy than Economy Class.
The new class is offered at lower prices than World Business Class, allowing KLM to closely meet the needs and wishes of leisure and business travellers.
Depending on the aircraft type, the capacity of Premium Comfort Class will vary from 21 to 28 seats, which will be wider than standard seats, offering more legroom, a larger screen and a footrest.
Premium Comfort seats can also recline further than Economy Class seats.
The new seats in Premium Comfort Class were designed by Collins Aerospace together with specialists at KLM Customer Experience.
New catering concept
Premium Comfort also has a distinctive catering concept. On intercontinental services, one or two hot meals will be served, depending on the duration of the flight. There will always be a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian dishes. After the meal, passengers will be offered coffee, tea, liqueur and ice cream.
A variety of snacks and cocktails will also be served between meals, which will be largely selected from those that were previously popular in World Business Class.
Similar care was taken in selecting catering materials for Premium Comfort. They are either reusable (special cutlery, bowls and plates made of lightweight polypropylene) and those that are not reusable are made of recycled PEF.
The Premium Comfort Class experience will start at the airport, where passengers will have more flexible baggage arrangements and SkyPriority privileges, including preferential check-in and boarding.
The first aircraft equipped with Premium Comfort Class will operate on routes to North America. It is anticipated that passengers will be able to book Premium Comfort to a growing range of destinations from the end of July.