Air France unveils upgraded lounge at Washington-Dulles

IAD becomes first Air France lounge to offer cold draught beers

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Air France this week inaugurated its completely revamped and more spacious lounge at Washington-Dulles International Airport in the United States.

Available to Air France La Première and Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members, the facility now features a more elegant and modern setting. Spanning a total surface area of 615 square metres, on two levels, the lounge can accommodate up to 155 customers.

At the heart of the lounge, a new dining area has been offering business customers on the daily 21:10 AF027 flight from Washington to Paris-Charles de Gaulle the Night Service.

The Night Service anticipates customers’ need to enjoy a good night’s sleep on night flights. They can enjoy the same gourmet French meal in the airport lounge as the one served on board. A full meal comprising a starter, hot dish, cheese, dessert and a wines and Champagnes list is served at their table.

During the flight, customers can enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comfort of the business class cabin. A quiet, private cabin, with the guarantee of a peaceful night’s sleep in a seat that transforms into a lie-flat bed. When they awake, when the French coast looms on the horizon, breakfast is served before landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Dressed in a lacquered metal structure and completely open to the lounge, the bar offers a selection of wines, Champagnes and spirits, served by a bartender. For the first time in an Air France lounge, customers can also enjoy cold draught beers.

As part of its ongoing effort to offer its customers the best possible service, the company has also revamped its dining area to highlight French gourmet cuisine.

Designed in the spirit of a Parisian brasserie, new furnishings and circular benches have been custom-designed to provide conviviality and comfort. Customers can enjoy a self-service buffet with a cold, sweet and savoury selection.

The second level offers customers a genuinely cosy environment. In a relaxing light-filled atmosphere, where light screens perfectly mimic sunlight and the colour of the sky, customers can relax comfortably in chaises lounges or other seating of their choice.

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