Air France takes its new cabins to the skies
ON a flight from Paris to Accra, Ghana, French flag carrier Air France unveiled its new long-haul travel cabins which are exclusive to its fleet or Airbus A330s.
The cabins, which includes its business class, premium economy, and economy, were fully retrofitted and comes with new seats, interiors, and a sense of luxury. The cabin which saw the biggest upgrades is the business class cabin.
Business class travelers will enjoy ultra comfort with Air France’s new two-meter long, 51.7-centimeter wide lie-flat beds as well as sliding panels designed to provide extra privacy between seats.
Ambient lighting, as well as the new leather cabin interiors, exude luxury while the self-serve bar will always be stocked with goodies, ensuring that your cravings will always be easily satisfied.
To add on, a brand new, extra-wide HD touch-screen measuring over 18.5 inches offers business class travelers over 1,400 hours of entertainment. Travelers will love its newer, more user-friendly handset as it comes with an intuitive interface.
Passengers will also receive amenity kits filled with Clarins beauty products and services that include complimentary champagne and French candy upon arrival.
A sneak peek at the premium economy will find you one of the widest seats in its class, measuring at a width of 19 inches and has a seat pitch of 40 inches, can recline to 130 degrees, and has lumbar support for added comfort.
Seat cushions and wider leather armrests have also been added, and each traveler will get a feather pillow, blanket, and an amenity kit stocked with travel accessories.
To keep premium economy travelers well charged and entertained, there is a 13.3-inch HD screen and two USB ports.
Economy class has also been redesigned with customers’ well-being and comfort in mind. Each seat boasts a 118-degree recline, 31 inches of legroom, 11.7-inch seatback touchscreen, a personal power outlet, and a USB port.
Best of all, the aircraft will be equipped with inflight Wi-Fi. Travelers will have the option to choose between three different Wi-Fi passes, accessible from personal devices to select from.
The “message” pass allows customers to send and receive message free of charge, the “surf” pass enables customers to browse the internet and access e-mails, while the “stream” pass includes all the benefits of the “message” pass and the “surf” pass as well as allowing passengers to stream and download files.
By next year, 15 of Air France’s Airbus A330s will be reconfigured under the new design to feature 36 business seats, 21 premium economy seats, and 167 economy seats.
The planes will fly to Accra, Ouagadougou, Houston, Cotonou, Lagos, Niamey, Bengaluru, Delhi, Seattle, Chicago, and Dallas.