Air France has opened its new 3,000 sqm lounge at Paris CDG’s Terminal 2F, dedicated to customers travelling on the carrier’s short and medium-haul Schengen network.
It’s one of the airline’s largest lounges, with a total of 570 seats across two levels, and as well as being open free of charge to business class passengers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members, Air France is offering access to economy customers (subject to availability) for a fee of €35.
Food and beverage facilities include a morning pancake counter, food kiosks on both levels with “dishes of the day”, and a wine list chosen by award-winning Italian sommelier Paolo Basso.
There is also a relaxation area on the upper floor with recliner seats, a Clarins treatment area offering 20-minute tailor-made facials, a wellness area with ten showers, free wifi, and water fountains throughout the lounge to limit single-use plastics
Flying Blue Ultimate customers can also access a dedicated area directly after reception, which offers “a fully personalized service and has its own private lounges”.
The design of the lounge was inspired by the ideas of levitation and grace, and features a sculpture linking the reception area and lounge inspired by the wings of an aircraft, which symbolises “flight, technology and the avant-garde”.
Air France also said that at the heart of the lounge “a giant staircase welcomes guests and invites them to discover the upper floor and enjoy the runway view”, through a curved window which “dominates the entire space and lets in a northern light that illuminates the lounge, without dazzling the eye”.
As with the carrier’s recently designed lounge at Montreal airport, Air France’s signature colours of blue, white and red feature through the facility, and there is an appearance of the winged seahorse – the airline’s historical symbol.