Air France debuts new Paris Orly lounge

Champagne bar, wine bar and showers

  • New luxury lounge experience at T3 Paris Orly
  • Revamped Boeing 777-300 featuring new Business class cabin

Air France is this week inviting its Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members to discover its new lounge dedicated to long-haul flights departing from Terminal 3 at Paris-Orly airport.

The lounge has been exclusively designed for customers travelling to Cayenne (Guiana), Fort-de-France (Martinique), Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), St. Denis de la Réunion (Reunion) and New York (USA) in addition to Air France’s medium-haul destination, Algiers (Algeria).

Catering for up to 120 seats, the facility offers numerous alcoves where customers can choose to spend time alone or meet others in a convivial setting. A more subdued, private area is also reserved for Ultimate customers.

The Paris Orly lounge’s iconic element is a champagne bar offering a variety of renowned French signature brands all year round. Customers can also take their pick from a sweet selection comprising pastries and fresh fruit.

A wine bar, designed like a wine cellar, is also open to customers during their stay in this exclusive space. All the wines and Champagne have, as on board Air France flights, been selected by Paolo Basso, the world’s best sommelier in 2013. They are also available at LaCave.airfrance.com.

A rum bar trolley is also available, offering a foretaste of the destinations served on departure from Paris-Orly – Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cayenne and Reunion.

With a selection of cold meats, cheese and hot dishes, a bistronomy-style offer celebrates French cuisine with seasonal produce. Specialities typical of the long-haul destinations operated out of Paris-Orly can also be enjoyed. A cold snacks kiosk offers a range of gourmet salads. Customers looking for a light, tasty and healthy snack can choose from a range of soups in a selection of flavours.

A small lounge with a more private and confidential feel is a haven for customers wishing to enjoy a genuine moment of relaxation in tranquil surroundings. A space equipped with loungers guarantees customers optimum rest in a private setting.

The facility also has a space equipped with loungers designed for optimum rest in a private setting, features shower cubicles to freshen up before or after a flight, has a co-working space equipped with smartphone-compatible wireless charging systems.

Premium Economy and Economy customers, as well as Flying Blue Silver and Explorer members will also have access to the lounge thanks to a ‘lounge option’. Customers can choose this option at the time of booking their ticket, on the day of departure subject to availability, at lounge reception, on an Air France self-service kiosk, on the airfrance.com website or via the Air France app on the day of departure.

Air France’s Paris Orly lounge is open daily from 7am to 9pm.

The new lounge arrives as Air France debuts a new Business Class product on its Boeing 777-300 aircraft which primarily operate to destinations in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

The revamped 777s, to be rolled out from January through to December, feature a new 14 seat Business class cabin. The seat reclines to become a real bed nearly two metres long and offer direct aisle access from all seats.

Everything has been designed to provide an impeccable quality of sleep, with soft seat foam, a silky duvet and a comfortable pillow. This sober and elegant cocoon contains a storage compartment with a mirror and noise-reducing headphones, an electric socket, two USB ports, an 18.5-inch HD screen, an individually adjustable reading light and mood lighting for a tailor-made travel atmosphere.

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