Air France has launched a new seat offering on its Boeing 777 aircraft.
The first flight featuring the upgraded cabins (flight AF008) took off at 1910 on Tuesday from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York.
This marks the start of a process to progressively install new seats on 44 Boeing 777 aircraft. In total, this will consist of close to 10,000 seats in economy, more than 1,100 on premium economy and 2,012 in business. But they will not have the new first class product unveiled earlier this year (see here), which is scheduled to enter the market later this year.
Passengers on Flight AF008 were able to experience the new economy cabin and the new premium economy seats, which offer 40 per cent additional space.
The new Zodiac Cirrus Aero business class seat, unveiled earlier this year (see here), was also available on the flight.
For a Tried & Tested review of the flight, and the new business class seat, see here.
The new cabins will be available by the end of the year on the carrier’s flights to Singapore, Jakarta, Tokyo-Haneda, Houston and Shanghai. Douala, Dubai and Sao Paulo will follow in 2015.
For more information, visit airfrance.com