Air France has officially inaugurated its new La Première cabin on its route to Singapore and Jakarta.
The first class cabin was soft launched last September before it yesterday began operating on flight AF254, a B777-300ER, out of Paris Charles De Gaulle. To view a seatplan of this aircraft, click here.
The product features a 79-inch-long fully-flat bed with a 30-inch wide futon mattress, that is manually installed by cabin crew on request, and fully retractable armrests and a curtain divider to create the effect of a private cabin.
Designed by BE Aerospace, the seat includes an ottoman for dining with a companion plus a bedside lamp and 24-inch HD touchscreen TV. The décor is “an understated grey with wood accents offset by red trimming and accessories”.
Frédéric Gagey, Air France chairman and CEO, said: “With our new La Première suites, we intend to offer the best on the market and this is what we are highlighting today.
“By choosing to fly to south-east Asia, we also intend to reaffirm just how important this part of the world is to us, especially to attract and retain our Premium customers.”
From next month, the new cabin will be available on all of Air France’s daily flights to Singapore and Jakarta and, from later this year, on services to New York, Dubai, Libreville and Yaoundé.
Air France last month announced it will trial in-flight wifi on selected short and medium-haul services this summer (see news, December 1).