Sunday, 7 April 2019

KLM introduce wireless entertainment on its 747s and gets ready for a key annual general meeting

KLM 747-400         Photo KLM
At the start of April, the Royal Dutch Airline, passengers flying on the firms Boeing 747-400s can stream a selection of inflight entertainment offerings directly to their own mobile devices.

KLM’s wireless entertainment system offers passengers a choice of more than two hundred films and TV series. Using a server on the aircraft, passengers can stream content to their laptops, smartphones, or tablets free of charge. KLM’s partner AirFi is providing the accessible, innovative system.


KLM plans to replace its Boeing 747s with more efficient and economical twin-engine aircraft over the years to come. Despite the change, KLM will continue to invest in an improved entertainment experience for its passengers. This extra entertainment platform, alongside the current built-in system, is just one such example.

The new system is only available on KLM’s Boeing 747s. On the other long-haul flights, KLM is investing in Wi-Fi which will provide its own content streaming.

The airline's top brass is getting ready for an annual general meeting on April 25th which might be a firey experience for some. The agenda reflects the reappointment of Pieter Elbers and RenĂ© de Groot as Managing Directors of KLM, much to the disappointment to a number of senior heads over at Air France side of the group. The agenda also includes three appointments to KLM’s Supervisory Board. Janine Vos, Chief Human Resources Officer Rabobank, and Jan Kees de Jager, CFO KPN, are being put forward for appointment as Supervisory Directors of KLM. They will be filling the vacancies that emerged following the resignations of Mrs Roobeek and Mr Smits. On behalf of Air France-KLM, Ben Smith has been put forward for appointment as Supervisory Director to fill the vacancy that emerged following the resignation of Jean Peyrelevade. Which has put some backs up among KLM shareholders who were hoping for less interference from that side?


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