NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced the latest version of the Boeing 787-10 aircraft on the Amsterdam- Nairobi route.
This comes at a time when the airline is embarks on a global campaign to phase out Boeing 747 from its fleet by mid-2021 in favor of the more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly and state of the art latest version of the Boeing 787-10.
KLM General Manager for Eastern Africa region Arthur Dieffenthaler says the 787- 10 is one of the most sustainalble aircrafts in KLM’s fleet, with 40-45 percent more fuel efficiency compared to the Boeing 747.
It also reduces KLM’s carbon footprints by 20 percent.
The aircraft features a smart design, larger windows and a spacious interior with the familiar KLM look and feel, designed in cooperation with Dutch designer Hella Jongerius.
A mood lighting system ensures a natural transition between day and night. It has WiFi and USB outlets and in World Business Class power outlets with each seat.
These WBC seats are of a new generation; the full flat seats have direct aisle access and offer lots of personal space.
Additionally, it produces less noise both internally and externally as well as less inflight pressure enhancing customers’ comfort, making it suitable for long-haul flights.
The move makes Kenya the second destination in KLM’s African region to receive the new aircraft after Tanzania in July this year.
“KLM has been flying for a century now, and half of that time, we have been flying to Kenya.
The region remains special to us and is a strategic hub in Africa. As such, we look forward to the next 50 years and more flying to this exciting destination, famous the world over for its scenic beauty, unique culture, welcoming people and long history as the Cradle of Mankind,” said Dieffenthaler.