CROMVOIRT — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has unveiled its brand new Premium Comfort Class, featuring more space and luxury features than Economy, at prices lower than World Business Class.
The intermediate cabin is an entirely new inflight class with its own cabin, offering a new type of seats. Depending on the aircraft type, the capacity of Premium Comfort Class varies from 21-28 seats, which will be wider than standard seats and featuring a larger screen and footrest. Premium Comfort seats can also recline further than those in Economy.
The first aircraft equipped with Premium Comfort Class will operate on routes to North America. Passengers will be able to book Premium Comfort to a growing range of destinations from the end of July 2022.
Boet Kreiken, executive vice president of KLM Customer Experience, said the airline has “great expectations” for the new cabin.
“The new class will meet the wishes of business passengers as well as leisure travellers, strengthening KLM’s standing as a global network carrier offering an appealing and varied range: World Business Class, Premium Comfort and Economy Class,” said Kreiken. “It also reaffirms our partnership with Delta Air Lines, Air France and Virgin Atlantic on North Atlantic routes, where we can now combine all products on all routes.”
In addition to more space, Premium Comfort offers 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, plus passengers will be offered coffee, tea, liqueur and ice cream after the meal. 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.
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.