Air France unveils new economy and premium economy
Air France has unveiled its new premium economy and economy cabin products at the International French Travel Market (IFTM) Top Resa fair.
In economy, there will be a new ergonomically redesigned seat with more legroom, a new seat cushion, improved headrests and a wider tray table.
The seat will also feature new functionalities including an electronic socket and headphones holder.
The new economy class seat
For premium economy, the airline is going to retain the same seat design that was introduced in 2009. However, it will enhance this cabin with more comfortable seat cushions and a multi-position footrest.
The in-flight entertainment system will also be revamped with new wide high definition touch screens and a greater variety of material.
New meal selections, meanwhile, have been available in premium economy since September 1, and include a second hot dish, candies and ice-cream.
The new premium economy class products
The changes will be gradually implemented onto the carrier's 44 long-haul Boeing 777s from the summer of 2014. Air France will also be unveiling its future business class offering in January 2014, while showcasing its new first class (branded as La Première) in April next year.
Earlier this year, Air France began offering wifi connectivity on some of its B777s (see here).
For more information, visit www.airfrance.fr
ScottWilson - 25/09/2013 08:36
Air France is, of course, moving to the tight 3-4-3 configuration on its 777s in economy, joining Emirates, American, KLM (of course), Austrian, Etihad, Air Canada, and Air NZ in this leap backwards.
BA is holding firm, thankfully, alongside Singapore and United amongst larger carriers in this hemisphere, and the two main Japanese and Korean carriers, along with Thai and Cathay are doing so as well (and Qatar Airways). It DOES make a difference, but unless the airlines market it I suspect this point of differentiation wont be worth as much as cramming more passengers in!
WillieWelsh - 25/09/2013 12:29
Air France have had 3-4-3 config in economy on the 777 for quite some time. They may even have been the first to introduce it so this is no change for them.
globalexpress3 - 26/09/2013 17:22
Correction... Qatar Airways pack them like cattle in economy...
AMcWhirter - 27/09/2013 11:13
Just to clarify ...
Emirates was the first carrier to install 3-4-3 economy seating on its B777s. Qatar Airways remains 3-3-3 for its B777s.
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