Air France has unveiled plans to introduce a new long-haul Business class product aboard its fleet of 12 Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Rolling out from September this year, the completely redesigned cabin will feature a sliding door to provide Premium travellers with full privacy.
The seat features “even more enveloping curves and extra comfort” and the design is based on the 3 “F’s” – Full Flat (completely flat bed of 2 metres in length), Full Access (all seats have direct aisle access) and Full Privacy (passengers will be completely out of sight from one another with the sliding door shut or separating panel raised in the centre seats).
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The seat also features a wide 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.
Passengers are greeted by a backlit winged seahorse, embodying Air France’s founding myth and rich history. The seat’s padding adds softness and a feeling of cosiness. Wool, brushed aluminium, full-grain French leather are the noble, soft and natural materials chosen by Air France for the manufacture of its seats.
To be progressively rolled out, each of Air France’s 777-300s will be equipped with 48 seats in Business class.
The company is also installing its latest Premium Economy (48 seats) and Economy (273 seats) seats on board these aircraft for optimum comfort.
In the Premium Economy cabin, Air France is introducing its latest recliner-type seat model already available on its Airbus A350, while further improving its comfort. Each seat offers 96 cm 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 and is easy to use at any time during the flight. The seat also features USB A and C ports.
In the Economy cabin, the seats also meet the highest standards of comfort on the market. Each seat has a wide 43 cm seat pan, a 119 degree recline and 79 cm of legroom. The backrest is ergonomically designed, offering reinforced lateral support. It is also equipped with a USB A port.
The seats in these two cabins are equipped with a wide 13.3-inch 4K High-Definition screen with Bluetooth connection.