Air France Debuts New Seating for Business ClassSeptember 22, 2010
Air France has given its Business Class seats a €110 million makeover, meaning as a Business Class passenger you will experience even greater comfort. Its new Business offer includes not only better seats but a more varied choice of dishes on the food menu and improved services at every stage of the trip.
Air France’s Airbus A330, A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft will have the new Business Class cabins installed over the next three years. Air France hopes that the first of its aircraft will be equipped with the new Business Class by the end of 2010. Starting in summer 2011, over twenty aircraft will be equipped with these new cabins. By 2013, some forty Air France aircraft will be equipped.
The new seat is still built into a fixed shell structure guaranteeing passenger privacy, but offers enhanced comfort thanks to new innovations. Although the seat remains lie-flat, it is now over two metres in length making it one of the longest beds on the market and has a new structure with new fixed foot rest. The Business Class seat has simpler and more practical controls, new storage space and a new screen in 16:9 format with over 500 hours of programming.
The redesigned Business Class seats are more practical to use, creating a subdued and discreet ambience, lending a more light-filled dimension to the cabin.
The seat has an integrated fixed footrest which offers the passenger a more stable sleeping position when adjusted into the bed position as well as a “softer” leather headrest. The seat also has a 110 volt plug, compatible with six or seven different plugs, a directional reading light and noise reducing headsets. The amenity kit includes travel socks, a sleeping mask and earplugs, a shoe bag and shoe horn, earphone covers, a toothbrush, comb and a Clarins skincare product.