KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be the first airline to introduce JAMCO’s new Venture Business Class seats for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, which will start flying for the airline next year.
The seats may not look that different from the current 787-9 aircraft that KLM flies, however there are some substantial benefits from opting for this new seat type. The next-generation seat is lighter than its predecessors, reducing fuel consumption. In addition, the fishbone configuration of the new Venture seats – whose industrial design was brought to life by Teague – ensures more effective utilisation of the available space.
The new seats will offer passengers greater personal space and comfort, with fully-flat recline and an increased 18.5-inch entertainment screen (compared to 16″ on the 787-9). Another new feature is the “Do not disturb” button on the armrest, which passengers can turn on and off at will. The middle seats in WBC have a movable partition, allowing passengers to opt for maximum privacy or for an optimum shared travel experience.
“KLM is delighted to be working with JAMCO on this brand-new 787-10 World Business Class seat programme. Together, we are striving to create the best possible seating, sleeping comfort, and travel environment for our business-class customers, ” states Boet Kreiken, EVP Customer Experience.
There will be 38 World Business Class seats aboard these new aircraft. All of these seats will offer direct access to the aisle. The new seats will be KLM-branded, based on a design created in cooperation with Hella Jongerius who has been involved with the redesign of the airline’s World Business Class cabin.