Air France inaugurates the new Business seat for the B777-300ER

Air France will inaugurate its new Business seat in its B777-300ERs this fall. At the same time, the company offers 3 new long-haul destinations (Newark, Haneda and Cape Town) and 4 medium-haul seasonal routes…

The recovery is here and Air France plans to capitalize on it. For the winter of 2022/2023, the entire fleet of the sea company will be operational and the “activity level will be close to that of the winter of 2019” before the pandemic. During the 2022-2023 winter season (November 2022 – March 2023), the company will serve 171 destinations, including 86 long-haul and 85 short- and medium-haul.

The company will present its new Business seat in 12 B777-300ERs.

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A new sliding door will make it possible to completely privatize its own space, thus preserving it from the rest of the cabin. Travelers can enjoy a 2-meter bed that extends completely horizontally.

With these 12 aircraft, the entire fleet will be equipped with fully horizontal seats

Thanks to this commitment, Air France will complete a project started a few years ago to move the market higher in Business. Indeed, these are the last 12 aircraft in the fleet that were not equipped in Business with seats that extend completely horizontally.

The first flight of a B777-300ER equipped with the new Business seats will take place “to New York-JFK in the coming weeks,” Air France said.

Transatlantic flights are indeed more important than ever for Air France, as it is the leading carrier on the Paris-New York route.

Therefore, on December 12, 2022, Air France will also open a direct daily connection between its hub in Paris-Charles de Gaulle and New York-Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), the second international airport serving New York and its region.

Operated by Boeing 777-200 ER, this daily flight marks Air France’s return to Newark, the company’s historic destination served directly until 2012. It will be added to the “Shuttle” type product offered between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and New York-John F. Kennedy (JFK) with 6 daily flights operated by Air France and 2 by its Skyteam partner. alliance Delta Air Lines.

Also in North America, and for the second consecutive winter, Air France will operate two flights per week between Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Montreal (Canada) from October 22, 2022, with two flights per week operated by Airbus A320.

Finally, the summer connection Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Dallas will be extended for the winter season with 3 flights per week operated by 777-200 ER.

In Africa, Air France will resume its flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Cape Town (South Africa’s Cape Town) from October 30, 2022, suspended since the start of the Covid crisis. 3 flights per week are provided by Boeing 787-9. In addition to Cape Town, Air France serves Johannesburg in South Africa with 7 flights a week.

While Japan announced the reopening of individual travel for October, as we mentioned in this article, Air France has relaunched its flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Tokyo-Haneda (Japan), with 5 flights a week operated in Boeing 787-9 . For example, this winter Air France will connect Paris with the two airports of Tokyo, with Tokyo-Narita airport being served from Paris-Charles de Gaulle up to 5 times a week.

Winter 2022-2023 will be dominated by the development of Air France’s offer to snowy destinations and North Africa.

From October 30, 2022, Air France will launch a new service between Paris-Orly and Casablanca, with a daily flight operated by Airbus A320. On the same date, the Nice-London Heathrow (United Kingdom) connection, which until now has only been offered in high summer, will become an annual, with a daily Airbus A320 flight.

The seasonal connection Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Rovaniemi (Finland), inaugurated in 2021, will resume this year from November 27 with a maximum of 1 daily flight operated by Airbus A320 during the end-of-year holidays.

In the medium-haul, Air France is deploying to Lapland and Austria this winter

On December 10, 2022, four new destinations will be added to the Air France network:

  • Kittilä (Finland) and Tromsø (Norway), both are served once a week by A320 and Airbus A319 respectively. Tromsø will be the northernmost destination of the entire Air France-KLM network.
  • Innsbruck and Salzburg (Austria), with 2 and 1 flight per week respectively operated by Embraer 190 from December 10, 2022.

Finally, the summer lines Paris-Orly – Tunis (Tunisia), Marseille – Algiers (Algeria), Toulouse – Algiers (Algeria) and Toulouse – Oran (Algeria) are extended for the winter season.

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