Air France subsidiary Joon has launched the first of six long-haul services for this summer, with daily flights to the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

The route is the first to be served by the carrier’s refurbished A340 aircraft (up to now Joon has operated short-haul flights using A320 family aircraft).

The A340 is configured with these classes – economy, premium economy and business class, with features as follows:

  • Economy 31 inches of legroom, recline to 118 degrees, USB charging port, complimentary meal. Those looking for extra legroom can upgrade to a Seat Plus (34 inches of legroom), and there’s also a Seat Duo option for couples (guaranteeing two seats together on either side of the cabin)
  • Premium economy 39 inches of legroom, 19-inches seat width and recline to 133 degrees – added inflight benefits include an amenity kit and welcome drink, as well as starters and desserts “inspired by business class”
  • Business two-metre long lie-flat bed (described on the carrier’s press kit as offering 175 degrees of recline), 15.6-inch TV screen, upgraded meal service and cocktails designed by Paris-based Experimental Cocktail Club

As previously reported Joon will also launch long-haul flights to Mumbai (an Air France route being taken over by the subsidiary) in June, and ahead of this it will start services to Cape Town (from April 3), Tehran (April 5), Fortaleza (May 4), and Mahe (May 5).

Short-haul routes to Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon and Porto will also be added this winter.

When Air France launched the Joon brand last year, it described the carrier as being aimed at “young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology”.