Dutch carrier KLM is introducing new ultra-slim “e-leather” seats on to its fleet of short-haul Cityhopper Fokker 70 aircraft, ahead of the installation of an Economy Comfort section.
The slimmer seats, manufactured by Acro, mean leg room is increased in both European Business and Economy classes.
The business class cabin has been reduced to six rows, with customers now having an additional three inches of leg room, while economy passengers gain an additional 1.5 inches.
The seats are upholstered in blue e-leather, which is constructed from off-cuts and is environmentally friendly.
After having introduced Economy Comfort on its Boeing 737 fleet, KLM will roll out the premium economy seating on the KLM Cityhopper fleet, including its Embraer 190s, during winter 2013/14.
At the time of writing, KLM has nine Fokker 70s with new Acro slim seats, and the carrier is planning the introduction of Economy Comfort on to these aircraft during the winter, with the exact date yet to be announced.
KLM Cityhopper is based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands, and is the regional airline subsidiary of the carrier.
To read a review of the Cityhopper service between Amsterdam and London Heathrow from March, click here.