New Business seats and more sustainable catering: Air France continues its upmarket strategy for elegant and responsible travel


New seats in Business and more sustainable catering: Air France continues its upmarket strategy for elegant and responsible travel.

-A new Business travel standard that combines refinement and intimacy, to be discovered aboard 12 Boeing 777-300s from this fall;
– A new French, sustainable and balanced catering offer to all cabins departing from Paris from the end of 2022.
-Air France is continuing its approach to moving upmarket and is now unveiling its new long-haul Business seat, which elegantly reaffirms the art of travel in France. Constantly evolving to always offer the highest level of comfort, the company is revisiting its iconic chairs, all with curves and softness, to offer a completely new version.

It captures the concept of 3 “Fs”: Full Flatit was on a real flat bed about 2 meters long; Full Accesseach with direct access to the aisle and Full Privacy, for optimal privacy. A new sliding door allows you to completely privatize your own space, thus preserving the rest of the cabin. For the closer when traveling by two, the seats located in the middle of the cabin now have a central wall that can be lowered. A large space of conviviality is available to enjoy the journey together. The seat also has a large 17.3-inch 4K High Definition anti-reflective screen, equipped with noise-canceling headphones, a new Bluetooth connection that lets you use your own headphones, and multiple sockets.

Upon settling on board, everyone is greeted by a backlit winged seahorse, which contains the myth of the company’s founding and the richness of its history. Inside the seat, the padding gives a feeling of softness and intimacy. Wool, brushed aluminum, French full-grain leather, Air France favors noble, soft and natural materials for its manufacture. Finally, each armchair is embroidered with a red accent, the company’s trademark symbol.

Click here to find out more about Air France’s new Business seat.

Click here to download Business visuals

Thus, Air France is introducing a new standard dedicated to this travel cabin. It will gradually be deployed on 12 Boeing 777-300s from September 2022, each equipped with 48 seats in the Business cabin.

On these aircraft, the company also installs the latest Premium Economy (48) and Economy (273) seats for optimal travel comfort. All cabins elegantly display the colors of the brand’s identity: navy blue, white that brings light and contrast, touches of red.

Called the “Fontainebleau”, the first aircraft equipped with these new cabins and equipped with Wi-Fi connection will fly to New York-JFK in the fall.

Premium Economy and Economy, optimum well -being
In the Premium Economy cabin, Air France has introduced its latest “recliner” type model (reclining seat), already offered on its Airbus A350, while further improving its comfort. On board, everyone has 96 cm of space to stretch their legs. The seat bubbles have been reworked and the navy blue herringbone fabric provides more softness. The back is reclined up to 124 degrees and extended to provide more privacy. A noise -reducing helmet is compatible for easy use anytime on the trip. USB A and C sockets complete the package.

In the Economy cabin, the seats also meet the highest standards of comfort on the market. Each has a 43cm wide seat, 119 degree recline and 79cm legroom. The back of the seat is ergonomic and offers reinforced lateral support. A USB A port is also available.

These two cabins offer a large 13.3-inch 4k High Definition screen equipped with Bluetooth. Ideal for discovering over 1,000 hours of on-demand entertainment.

Click here to download the Premium Economy and Economy visuals.

A more responsible catering offer
A highlight of the trip, Air France is committed to offering all its long-haul customers traveling from Paris a responsible and balanced French catering offer. In the Business cabin, the best French star chefs follow each other to offer vegetarian compositions as well as fine dishes based on red, white meat or fish. With Premium Economy, customers now have a great offer dedicated to them. In Premium Economy and Economy, foods are systematically labeled Nutri-Score A or B.

By the end of 2022, the company promises to offer on all its flights departing from Paris, all cabins combined, meat, dairy products and eggs of 100% French origin, as well as also only fish from sustainable fishing. A vegetarian dish will also be systematically offered and all meals will be fully prepared in France. Children’s and baby menus will be made only from products from organic farming.

In addition, as part of the fight against food waste, this year Air France is making general the possibility to pre -select your hot Business food before leaving. This service combines the guarantee of having customer choice and more equitable consumption. The company is also focused on recycling and removing 90% of the single-use plastic aboard its aircraft by early 2023. To this end, Air France continues to produce eco-designed on-board items made from biobased materials such as bagasse or cellulose. Finally, when certain items can no longer be brought on board, they are donated to charities.

Sustainable catering is part of Air France’s roadmap for more responsible travel. The company rejects its initiatives under the Air France Act label. All of these actions can be found at airfranceact.airfrance.com.

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