TORONTO – A lucky group of travel agents were the first to catch a glimpse of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Toronto.
A few days after its inaugural landing in Toronto on July 4, the airline welcomed travel agents to get a sneak peek of the cabins onboard the 294-passenger aircraft. The interiors feature larger windows, a higher cabin pressure and special LED-lighting, plus Wi-Fi available to all passengers.
There are 30 seats in World Business class and 264 in Economy, of which 48 are in Economy Comfort. In Economy Class, passengers enjoy seats that recline an additional 40%, a renewed Inflight Entertainment system, 11-inch screens, HD-quality touchscreens, and the option to communicate via Seat Chat with fellow passengers.
In the KLM tradition of christening its aircraft (city names for B747, famous places for its B777), the Dreamliner fleet has been named after a typical Dutch export: flowers. Carnation, Sunflower, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and Mimosa compose the six Dreamliners now in its fleet.
This summer, KLM offers double daily flights between Amsterdam and Toronto every day except Thursdays and Saturdays (daily). The Toronto-Amsterdam route is served with the new World Business Class cabin. Eligible clients have access to the newly redesigned Toronto Lounge while others may purchase access for $40.
KLM serves five gateways in Canada and provides a total of 37 weekly flights to Amsterdam: Toronto (12), Vancouver (7), Calgary (7), Montreal (7) and Edmonton (4). Moreover, a shuttle bus service between Ottawa and Montréal-Trudeau connects passengers travelling to or from the nation’s capital with KLM flights every day. And KLM’s partnership with WestJet makes it possible for Canadians from numerous cities to connect with KLM flights. Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest transatlantic joint venture with 270 daily flights.
To take a tour of the new Dreamliner, click here.