Air France has unveiled its new long-haul Business Class seat. The new seat will be progressively rolled out on 12 Boeing 777-300ERs from September 2022, each aircraft will be equipped with 48 seats in Business class.
This seat’s design is based on the 3 “F”s – Full Flat, Full Access, and Full Privacy. A new sliding door allows passengers to create a totally private space. To create a greater sense of privacy for passengers travelling together, the seats located in the centre of the cabin are now equipped with a central panel that can be lowered by pressing it down.
The seat also features a 17.3-inch wide 4K High-Definition anti-glare screen with a noise-reducing headset, a new Bluetooth connection allowing passengers to use their own headphones and several electric sockets.
The company is also installing its latest Premium Economy (48 seats) and Economy (273 seats) seats on board these aircraft for optimum comfort. Each cabin is elegantly decorated in the brand's signature colours: navy blue, white for light and contrast, and hints of red.
Named “Fontainebleau”, the first aircraft equipped with these new cabins and a WiFi connection will fly to New York-JFK this autumn.
Premium Economy and Economy
In the Premium Economy cabin, each seat offers 96 cm legroom. Air France is moving away from the fixed shell seating. The seat back reclines to 124 degrees and has been widened to provide greater privacy. The seat also features USB A and C ports.
In the Economy cabin, the seat has a wide 43 cm seat pan, a 119 degree recline and 79 cm of legroom. It is also equipped with a USB A port.
The seats in these two cabins are equipped with a 13.3-inch wide 4K High-Definition screen with Bluetooth connection, ideal for enjoying over 1,000 hours of on-demand entertainment.
By the end of 2022, on all flights departing from Paris, the company is committed to offering meat, dairy products and eggs of French origin in all its cabins.
Air France is also progressively introducing the option for customers to pre-select their hot dish in Business class prior to departure.
The company is also committed to recycling and eliminating 90% of single-use plastic items on board its aircraft by the beginning of 2023.
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