KLM names A321neo fleet after butterflies

ByTravelling For Business

July 2, 2024
KLM names its new Airbus A321neo fleet after butterflies. The first aircraft, Swallowtail, arrives in August with new livery, modern interiors, and features like mood lighting and larger luggage bins.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced a new naming theme for its Airbus A321neo aircraft, set to enter service this year.

The airline’s employees have selected butterflies as the theme, adding to KLM’s rich 104-year history of naming collections, which include the Royal family, bridges, aviation pioneers, and national parks.

The first A321neo, expected to be delivered at the end of August, will be named Swallowtail. Three more aircraft will follow later this year, named Peach Blossom, Common Brimstone, and Waved Carpet.

KLM also revealed a new livery for its A321neo fleet earlier this year. The design features a swooping line separating the airline’s blue and white colours, which dips lower than on current aircraft, creating a completely blue nose dome. Additionally, the cockpit windows now have a black outline, giving the appearance of sunglasses.

The interiors of the A321neo aircraft will feature new seats with larger tray tables, tablet holders, and USB ports. The cabins will also include multi-coloured mood lighting and larger overhead luggage bins.

These aircraft will initially serve destinations including Copenhagen, Berlin, and Stockholm.