KLM’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner arrived in Abu Dhabi, UAE, yesterday (November 23rd) after its inaugural flight from Amsterdam.
The new, state-of-the-art airliner will operate between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with seven direct flights per week, connecting its 294 passengers into KLM’s global network of destinations. Abu Dhabi is the first KLM route to be served by the new aircraft.
The KLM daily flight arrives in Abu Dhabi from Amsterdam, before continuing on to Manama, Bahrain, connecting the two Gulf capitals and linking them both into the KLM global network via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. KLM’s new, state-of-the-art Dreamliner offers unprecedented levels of comfort in air travel and a new in-flight experience for passengers.
In business class, passengers will enjoy 2.07m long full flat seats, full privacy and direct access to the aisle. Passengers travelling in economy class will appreciate the new seats, which offer 40% more recline. All passengers have access to a power socket for recharging mobile devices, larger cabin windows, state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system, and onboard Wi-Fi.
Speaking about the new KLM Dreamliner service, Mr. Gilles Roche, General Manager for Air France KLM Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, said: “We are delighted to introduce the KLM Dreamliner to the Abu Dhabi and Bahrain routes and we are very confident that our valuable customers here will appreciate this new level of experience, on key routes for the airline. The KLM Dreamliner sets new levels of onboard experience for passengers with greater comfort in every aspect, more entertainment, and fine dining options in a contemporary cabin– all in one incredible aircraft.”