Air France unveils its new long-haul Business cabin that elegantly confirms the art of traveling to France.
In constant development to always offer the highest level of comfort, the company here visits its iconic seat, all in curves and softness, to offer a completely new version.
Air France thus introduces a new standard dedicated to this cabin, gradually deployed on the 12 Boeing 777-300. This will ease for the first time in the fall of 2022 from Paris to New York JFK, the company’s mythical destination.
Attentive service, gastronomy signed by French star chefs, carefully selected wine and champagne cards, wide selection of entertainment on board, the trip can begin.
A preserved space
The 48 spacious seats in the cabin occupy the concept with the 3 “F’s”: Full Flat, they come in real beds almost 2 meters long, Full Access, each has direct access to the hallway and Full Privacy, for more privacy. The comfort of the seat and the ergonomics of the foam have been redesigned to raise the sky without fatigue.
A new sliding door allows everyone to fully privatize their own space and thus preserve the rest of the cabin.
For more proximity when traveling for two, the seats located in the center of the cabin have been completely redesigned. They now have a middle wall that can simply be lowered. A large space of coziness is then available to enjoy the ride together.
Finally, the seats in the first rows of the Business cabin have extra space in front of them for increased comfort.
Thanks to this new big step in the new market, all Air France Business seats will benefit from completely flat beds in the fall of 2023 compared to 90% today.
Air France style
Air France reveals a cabin and a seat that elegantly displays its identity colors: navy blue, the presence of white that brings light and contrast, touches of red that embody its excellence and know-how. The carpet rediscovers the traditional decorative herringbone pattern that symbolizes the emblematic world of Haussmann apartments.
The sense of detail
As they settle into their armchairs, everyone is greeted by a backlit winged seahorse that embodies the company’s basic myth and the richness of its history. Inside the seat, the upholstery gives a feeling of softness and intimacy. Wool, brushed aluminum, French full-grain leather: Air France has favored noble, soft and natural materials for the manufacture of its seat. Each seat is also embroidered with the red accent, the company’s trademark symbol.
Along the way, everyone has a soft microfiber pillow and a soft blanket. With a single touch of the finger, it is possible to adjust the inclination of its seat as desired as well as the light intensity of its space.
A new ‘do not disturb’ feature is also available, which notifies the crew that the customer wants to rest.
Each chair has a large 17.3-inch 4K High Definition anti-reflective screen, equipped with noise-canceling headphones and, for the first time, a Bluetooth connection that allows the use of personal headphones. A new latest generation graphical interface available in 12 languages makes it easy to navigate through a rich and varied offering.
More than 350 films are available, including a large selection of French titles, as well as TV series, reports, documentaries, music and podcasts.
A section specifically on wellness also gives young and old the opportunity to learn about meditation or sitting yoga during the trip. Finally, kids now have their own browsing interface to easily find all the entertainment on offer for them.
The ultra-connected seat also includes USB A and C ports, an induction charger and a computer jack.
In all cabins, customers have Air France Connect, the company’s connection offer. The portal offers three passports, one of which is completely free, so you can easily send and receive messages as well as all information related to the flight and connections.
A comfort set for the trip
In line with its commitments to more responsible travel, Air France is offering for the first time a new comfort set made from 93% recycled material. Its plastic packaging is removed in favor of an integrity seal. Sober and refined, it comes in two colors, navy blue and gray. Each set includes a corn starch-based toothbrush and pen, plus earplugs wrapped in kraft paper to avoid plastic. Large sleeping mask, socks, toothpaste and Clarins cosmetics complete the package.