KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
is renewing and extending its range of personal inflight entertainment aboard its intercontinental fleet. During the coming three months, passengers will be able to use the
Texting/Email function of the inflight entertainment system free of charge. As of September, the
range of audio and video programs will be extended substantially.
The KLM personal inflight entertainment system is available to all World Business Class and
Economy Class passengers aboard KLMís Boeing 777s and Airbus A330s. The system is currently
also being installed in the World Business Class (WBC) cabins of KLMís Boeing 747 fleet. In the fall,
KLM will also begin installing this innovative personal inflight entertainment system in both the WBC
and Economy Class cabins aboard its MD-11 fleet.
To promote use of the systemís Texting/Email function, passengers will be
given free access to this service in August, September, and October. This service normally costs
US$ 2.50 per message.
Effective September 1, existing audio and video programs will be extended with a wide variety of new films, games, popular series, and
documentaries. New categories of music and more CDs will also be available via the Jukebox function.
A further addition to the personal video program is that passengers will now be able to
view the promotional video for the KLM AirCares charity program on their own screen at any given moment.
addition, KLM will introduce four new programs on September 1: language lessons, audio books, background information about flying,
and a business program.
Passengers will have access to beginnersí courses in 23 languages, supplied by Berlitz World Traveller. Passengers can learn a new
language based on language they are familiar with. The courses are presented in an audio-visual format in an entertaining and interactive
manner. The course includes exercises, tests, and games. Every lesson ends with a performance score.
KLMís new Audio Books option is in line with the growing popularity of this form of entertainment option. The ďaudio book libraryĒ will open
in September with three English books and will be gradually extended thereafter.
About Your Flight:
The About Your Flight program gives passengers audio-visual insight into all aspects of flying. The program is interesting for experienced
travelers, as well as passengers who are afraid of flying. Topics include aerodynamics, take-off and landing procedures, and turbulence.
The new B-Wise program is specially aimed at business travelers, and
offers insights into the complex world of global
business. The program also looks at cultural and business customs and protocol in various countries.
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