Air France subsidiary Joon has launched a new seating option aimed at families travelling together, called Cosy Joon.

Similar to Air New Zealand’s Skycouch which was launched back in 2010, the Cosy Joon seating option involves transforming two adjacent seats into a continuous space which can be used as “a play area or a cosy bed for two children”.

The product is available in selected rows of four seats on Joon’s A340 aircraft, and is achieved by crew converting the child’s seat headrest into an additional seat, to fill the space between the rows of seats.

The result is a surface area measuring approximately 105cm by 76cm, on top of which an overlay mattress is placed.

Cosy Joon is recommended for two children between two and six years (maximum), and can only be purchased for bookings of families consisting of one or two adults and two children.

There are a total of 16 Cosy Joon seats available on each A340-operated flight, and they can be booked up to 55 hours before flight departure, for a surcharge of €20 + VAT per standard seat.

Flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum members can choose these seats free of charge, and all customers can do so subject to availability when checking in from 30 hours before departure.

Air France’s Joon subsidiary was launched in 2017, and described at the time as “especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology”.