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New Business seat and more sustainable catering: Air France is continuing its upmarket strategy for elegant and responsible travel


New Business seat and more sustainable catering: Air France is continuing its upmarket strategy for elegant and responsible travel.

– A new Business travel standard combining refinement and intimacy, to be discovered on board 12 Boeing 777-300s from this autumn;
– A new French, sustainable and balanced catering offer in all cabins departing from Paris from the end of 2022.
– Air France is pursuing its strategy of moving upmarket and today unveils its new long-haul Business seat, elegantly reaffirming the art of French travel. Constantly evolving to always offer the highest level of comfort, the company is revisiting its iconic seat, all in curves and softness, to offer a completely new version.

This takes up the concept of the 3 “Fs”: Full Flatit comes in a real flat bed of almost 2 meters; Full Accesseach has direct access to the aisle and Full Privacy, for optimal privacy. A new sliding door allows you to fully privatize your own space, thus preserving the rest of the cabin. For more proximity when traveling for two, the seats located in the middle of the cabin now have a central wall that can simply be lowered. A large space of conviviality is then available to enjoy the trip together. The chair also has a large 17.3-inch 4K High Definition anti-reflective screen, equipped with noise-canceling headphones, a new Bluetooth connection allowing you to use your own headphones, and multiple sockets.

Upon settling on board, everyone is greeted by a backlit winged seahorse, embodying the founding myth of the company and the richness of its history. Inside the seat, the padding provides a feeling of softness and intimacy. Wool, brushed aluminium, French full-grain leather, Air France has favored noble, soft and natural materials for its manufacture. Finally, each armchair is embroidered with the 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

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

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

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

Premium Economy and Economy, optimal well-being
In the Premium Economy cabin, Air France is introducing 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 foams have been reworked and the navy blue herringbone fabric provides more softness. The back reclines up to 124 degrees and has been widened to provide more privacy. A noise-reducing helmet fits in harmoniously for easy use at any time during 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 wide 43cm seat, 119 degree recline and 79cm of legroom. The seat back 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 greatest French starred chefs follow one another to offer vegetarian compositions as well as refined dishes based on red, white meat or fish. In Premium Economy, customers now have a tasty offer dedicated to them. In Premium Economy and Economy, meals are systematically labeled Nutri-Score A or B.

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

In addition, as part of the fight against food waste, this year Air France is generalizing the possibility of pre-selecting your hot meal in Business before departure. This service combines the guarantee of the availability of the customer’s choice and fairer consumption. The company is also committed to recycling and eliminating 90% of single-use plastic on board its aircraft by early 2023. To this end, Air France is continuing to develop eco-designed on-board items made from from biobased materials such as bagasse or cellulose. Finally, when certain items can no longer be taken on board, they are donated to charities.

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

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