new armchair in Business and sustainable catering

Air France unveils its new long-haul business cabin, elegantly reaffirming the art of French travel.
In constant evolution to always offer the highest level of comfort, the company here visits its iconic chair, all in curves and softness, to offer a completely new version.
Air France is thus introducing a new standard for this travel cabin, which is gradually being implemented on 12 Boeing 777-300s. It will depart for the first time in the fall of 2022 from Paris to New York JFK, the company’s mythical destination.
Attentive service, gastronomy signed by French star chefs, carefully selected wine and champagne list, wide choice of entertainment on board, the journey can begin.

A preserved space

The 48 spacious seats in the cabin adopt the concept of the 3 “F’s”: Full Flat, they come in real beds almost 2 meters long, Full Access, each has direct access to the aisle and Full Privacy, for more privacy. The comfort of the seat and the ergonomics of the foam have been reworked to travel through the air without fatigue.
A new sliding door allows everyone to completely privatize their own space, preserving the rest of the cabin.
For greater proximity when traveling for two, the seats in the center of the cabin have been completely redesigned. They now have a central wall that can be easily lowered. A large space of conviviality is then available to enjoy the journey together.
Finally, the seats in the first rows of the Business cab have extra space in front of them for more comfort.
Thanks to this new major step into the higher market, all Air France Business seats will benefit from fully flat beds by autumn 2023, compared to 90% today.

The Air France style

Air France unveils a cabin and a seat that elegantly display its identity colors: navy blue, the presence of white that brings light and contrast, red accents that embody its excellence and know-how. The carpet on the floor revives the traditional decorative herringbone pattern, which symbolizes the emblematic world of the Haussmann apartments.

The sense of detail

As they settle into their armchair, everyone is greeted by a backlit winged seahorse, which epitomizes the company’s founding myth and the richness of its history. In the seat, the padding provides a feeling of softness and intimacy. Wool, brushed aluminum, French full-grain leather: Air France has preferred noble, soft and natural materials for the manufacture of its seat. Each chair is also embroidered with the red accent, the company’s trademark symbol.
During the trip, everyone has a soft microfiber pillow and a soft blanket. With a simple touch of the finger it is possible to adjust the inclination of the seat as desired, as well as the light intensity of the room.
A new ‘do not disturb’ feature is also available that alerts the crew that the customer wants to rest.

stay connected

Each seat has a large 17.3-inch 4K High Definition anti-glare screen, fitted with noise canceling headphones and, for the first time, a Bluetooth connection allowing the use of personal headphones. A new graphical interface of the latest generation, available in 12 languages, makes it easy to navigate through a rich and varied offer.
More than 350 films are available, including a large selection of French titles, as well as TV series, reports, documentaries, music and podcasts.
A section specifically for well-being also introduces young and old to meditation or seated yoga during the trip. Finally, kids now have their own browsing interface to easily find all the entertainment on offer for them.
Ultra-connected, the chair also has USB A and C ports, an inductive charger, and a computer jack.
In all cabins, customers have Air France Connect, the company’s connectivity offering. The portal offers three passes, one of which is completely free, with which you can easily send and receive messages, as well as all information about the flight and connections.

A comfort kit to accompany the journey

In line with its commitment to more responsible travel, Air France is offering for the first time a new comfort kit made from 93% recycled material. The plastic packaging is removed in favor of an integrity seal. Sober and refined, available in two colours, navy blue and grey. Each set includes a cornstarch toothbrush and pen, plus earplugs wrapped in kraft paper to avoid plastic. Large sleeping mask, socks, toothpaste and Clarins cosmetics complete the package.

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