The first Boeing 777-300 ERs equipped with Air France’s latest long-haul cabins are now operating on routes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York-JFK, Rio de Janeiro and Dakar.
Continued refurbishment of the 12 Boeing 777-300 ERs in Air France’s long-haul fleet will enable the airline to gradually offer more services equipped with the new cabins during the winter season, and then to expand the network throughout the year.
The airline explains that: “Thanks to this new major step in Air France’s move upmarket, all of the company’s long-haul Business cabins will be equipped with seats that transform into full-flat beds by the end of 2023, compared with 90% today.”
Similarly, by this date, the entire fleet (excluding regional aircraft) will also be equipped with inflight Wi-Fi, compared with the current 97%.
Business cabin: Full Flat, Full Access, Full Privacy
In the Business cabin (48 seats), the airline’s completely redesigned seat features more enveloping curves and extra comfort. The seat’s design is based on the 3 ‘Fs’ – Full Flat, meaning that the seat transforms into a bed almost two metres long; Full Access, providing all passengers direct access to the aisle; and Full Privacy, ensuring optimal privacy.
A new sliding door allows passengers to create a totally private space. To create a greater sense of privacy for passengers travelling together, seats located in the centre of the cabin are now equipped with a central panel that can be lowered. The seat also features a 17.3-inch 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.
Premium Economy cabin: latest recliner-type seat model
In the Premium Economy cabin (48 seats), Air France is introducing its latest recliner-type seat model already available on its Airbus A350. Each seat offers 96cm legroom. The seat cushions have been redesigned and the navy blue herringbone fabric adds further softness. The seat back reclines to 124 degrees and has been widened to provide greater privacy. A new noise-reducing audio headset is integrated into the seat, which also features USB A and C ports.
Economy cabin: ergonomically-designed
In the Economy cabin (273 seats), each seat has a 43cm seat pan, a 119 degree recline and 79cm of legroom. The backrest is ergonomically-designed, offering reinforced lateral support. It is also equipped with a USB A port.
The seats in the Economy and Premium Economy cabins are equipped with a 13.3-inch 4K High-Definition screen with Bluetooth connection.
In all cabins, customers have access to the connectivity portal, Air France Connect. This offers three passes, including a completely free pass allowing customers to send and receive messages and access information about flight connections.