KLM tweaks livery for A321neo arrival

Dutch flag carrier KLM has unveiled a livery update for its incoming Airbus A321neo fleet.

The slight change will see the iconic blue and white scheme remain. However, the lines of the design that separate the two colours will be extended, wrapping completely around the nose of the aircraft. KLM will also add new “sunglasses-style” black lining around the flight deck window.

The airline said the change will ensure “that, in the event of an emergency replacement, a new nose dome can be fitted without disrupting the signature blue markings.”

KLM is expected to take delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in August, and the airline has announced that the initial destinations to be served by the type will include Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Details about the new type’s interior layout have also been revealed, with wider seats, larger tray tables, and a tablet holder and USB port.

The cabin, which also features a wider aisle, will be illuminated with “mood lighting”, and spacious, easy-to-reach luggage bins will provide more room for passengers’ hand luggage. It added: “The A321neo interior was meticulously designed to enhance the KLM experience, with additional blue detailing and special lighting at the entrance to ensure a warm welcome.”

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The Air France-KLM Group announced an order for 100 Airbus A320 and A321neo Family aircraft in 2021. The incoming aircraft will be used for the KLM mainline fleet and low-cost subsidiaries Transavia Netherlands and Transavia France.