Airline News: KLM, Tianjin Airlines, and Finnair

KLM introduces first Airbus A330-200 with fully renewed cabin interior, Tianjin launches new service between Tianjin and London Heathrow, and more.

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KLM unveils revamped Airbus 330-200 cabin

KLM has introduced its first Airbus A330-200 with a fully renewed cabin interior, designed in collaboration with Hella Jongerius in a bid to improve the travel experience for its long-haul passengers. Apart from a whole new design and a brand-new inflight entertainment (IFE) system, all seats in the premium cabin have been converted to full-flat models.

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By November 2018, all of the airline’s business-class seats will be changed to the new lie-flat models. Meanwhile, the economy-class cabin comes with new seats, IFE systems, as well as new carpeting and curtains.

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The Netherlands flag carrier’s first A330-200 to undergo the revamp operated the service from Amsterdam Schiphol, to Abu Dhabi.

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More information here.

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Tianjin Airlines to connect Tianjin and London Heathrow

Come May 7, Tianjin Airlines is set to launch a new service between Tianjin and London Heathrow via Xian. The stopover in Xian in China’s northwest Shaanxi province will make the service the first non-stop commercial flight between the two destinations. Served by its two-class Airbus A330-200 aircraft, flight GS7987 will depart Tianjin Binhai International Airport at 10:55 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays, arriving in London Heathrow at 8:00 p. m. the same day following a two-hour stopover in Xian. The return flight GS7988 will then fly out of Heathrow at 10:00 p. m., arriving in Tianjin at 8:40 p.m. the following evening.

More information here.

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Finnair to up winter flights to Japan

Just in time for the winter season, Finnair is increasing the number of weekly flights on its routes between Helsinki and Tokyo and Nagoya. From October 28 to December 5, Finnair’s services to Tokyo Narita will be enjoying two extra weekly flights, bringing the current daily service to a nine-times-weekly operation. Passengers can expect a new twice-weekly flight, AY71/AY72 that will depart Helsinki on Wednesdays and Sundays, and leave Tokyo on Mondays and Thursdays. Similar to the airline’s current daily service, the twice-weekly flights will be flown using the airline’s Airbus A350 aircraft.

More information here.


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