At IFTM Top Resa, Air France is today presenting its new Economy and Premium Economy cabins, highlighting its offer of a new travel experience on board its 15 Airbus A330s which will be refitted starting January 2019. In addition, customers will progressively discover a new color scheme and additional products and services to improve the travel experience on all of the airline’s long-haul flights.
These new cabins, and more widely, the new Economy and Premium Economy offerings, will also be on display at the BHV Marais* in Paris from September 26 to October 3.
“Today we are celebrating the arrival of our new products and services in our Economy and Premium Economy long-haul cabins for an even more comfortable and relaxing travel experience. With a further investment of 150 million euros in the cabins of our A330s, this is a major step in our overall strategy to move upmarket, a strategy that has been underway since 2014 and will result in our 15 Airbus A330s being fully equipped starting in 2019,” said Anne Rigail, EVP Customer at Air France.
ECONOMY, COMFORT FOR ALL
The Economy seat is changing for even more comfort:
– More space between the armrests (44cm);
– Reinforced ergonomic foam in the seat and a 118° recline;
– 79 cm legroom;
– A larger tray table and a wider, latest generation 11.7-inch (29.8 cm) 16:9 touch screen.
For an even more comfortable trip, a new design and new accessories are being introduced. A deep blue monochrome fabric signed with the accent, the symbol of the Air France brand, adorns the new cabin cushions and headrests. To accompany your most perfect dreams, a new bright red blanket, the company’s iconic color, as well as collectible night masks inspired by the company’s destinations, are also available.
The Economy seat allows you to use your electronic devices throughout the flight with a USB plug and an individual electric socket. Finally, customers can stay connected with Wi-Fi throughout their flight, which is being progressively installed on all Air France aircrafts, and enjoy a wide range of entertainment with an audio headset available on each seat as soon as they settle in on board.
PREMIUM ECONOMY, EVEN MORE COMFORT AND SERVICES
In the Premium Economy cabin, privacy and elegance prevail.
Comfort is in the spotlight on the Airbus A330 with additional space:
– A 130° seat recline in a fixed shell;
– One of the widest seats with 48.3 cm;
– 102 cm seat pitch;
– Lumbar support adapted to different body shapes;
– Additional storage space;
– A wider footrest;
– Latest-generation 13.3 inch (33.9 cm) HD screen.
The softer seat cushions and wider leather armrests have also been redesigned.
On board all its long-haul aircrafts, Air France also guarantees its customers moments of relaxation with a red feather pillow and a deep blue blanket. A comfort kit renewed every six months is also available.
Between relaxation and gourmet delights, each customer can enjoy Wi-Fi, an electric socket and two individual USB ports as well as a wide choice of entertainment on board.
IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
In addition to new seats and a new Economy and Premium Economy color scheme, Air France is providing its customers with more special attention.
As soon as they arrive on board, customers are welcomed with an oshibori** to freshen up. At aperitif time, the cabin crew offers customers a complimentary glass of champagne in a brand-new glass.
During the flight, the meal is served in a new collection of powder-colored tableware on a black background and eco-designed in collaboration with Eugeni Quitllet. The tray also reveals a new design highlighting the Air France accent. A “My Little Gourmandises” gourmet snack is available on a self-service basis on flights longer than 8 hours 30 minutes.
On flights lasting between 8 hours 30 minutes and 10 hours 30 minutes, customers are offered a “Bon Appétit” breakfast bag containing delicious snacks to take with them or to eat on board. Upon arrival, customers receive a French-style candy, as a little gesture to say thank you for traveling with us.
*BHV Marais, ground floor, 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France.
**Small hand towel distributed to customers, inspired by a Japanese hospitality tradition.
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About Air France
Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2017, it offers its customers access to a network covering 328 destinations in 118 countries thanks to its five brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia, Joon and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer program is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20-member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 17,000 daily flights to more than 1,060 destinations in 177 countries.
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