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Air France revamps Washington lounge

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Air France inaugurated its completely revamped and more spacious lounge located in the heart of Washington-Dulles international airport (USA), near the boarding gates. 

The new lounge welcomes Air France La Première and Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members in a completely revamped, more elegant and modern setting. Spanning a total surface area of 615 sq. m, on two levels, the lounge can accommodate up to 155 customers. 

Subtly combining comfort, creativity and French-style elegance, this lounge reflects the Air France brand identity. Through its choice of materials, furnishings and range of bright colours, the Air France lounge has a sleek, elegant feel. 

 

The new Night Service – dine in the lounge and sleep on board

At the heart of the lounge, a new dining area has been offering Business customers on the daily 21:10 AF027 flight from Washington to Paris-Charles de Gaulle the Night Service.

The Night Service anticipates customers’ need to enjoy a good night’s sleep on night flights. They can enjoy the same gourmet French meal in the airport lounge as the one served on board. A full meal comprising a starter, hot dish, cheese, dessert and a wines and Champagnes list is served at their table.

During the flight, customers can enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comfort of the Business class cabin. A quiet, private cabin, with the guarantee of a peaceful night’s sleep in a seat that transforms into a lie-flat bed. When they awake, when the French coast looms on the horizon, breakfast is served before landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

The iconic Bar area in the lounge

Dressed in a lacquered metal structure and completely open to the lounge, the bar offers a selection of wines, Champagnes and spirits, served by a bartender. For the first time in an Air France lounge, customers can also enjoy cold draught beers.

A new dining experience

As part of its ongoing effort to offer its customers the best possible service, the company has also revamped its dining area to highlight French gourmet cuisine.

Designed in the spirit of a Parisian brasserie, new furnishings and circular benches have been custom-designed to provide conviviality and comfort. Customers can enjoy a self-service buffet with a cold, sweet and savoury selection.

A cosy environment

The second level offers customers a genuinely cosy environment. In a relaxing light-filled atmosphere, where light screens perfectly mimic sunlight and the colour of the sky, customers can relax comfortably in chaises longues or other seating of their choice. A snacking area completes this moment of well-being.


A custom-designed experience

The new Air France lounge also includes dedicated areas for a tailor-made experience –

  • A VIP area with a cosy and private atmosphere, dedicated to customers travelling in the La Première cabin;
  • An area reserved for Ultimate customers.


Not forgetting the essentials –

  • A lobby equipped with new eligibility kiosks, for smoother access;
  • A co-working space;
  • Free Wi-Fi access and electrical/USB outlets close to each seat;
  • A lounge area reflecting the architectural design of the latest Air France lounges – wide bench seating, brightly-coloured individual seats that give the lounge its own distinctive identity; 
  • A press kiosk offering French and international newspapers and magazines, in addition to the digital offer available on the “Air France Play” app;
  • Freshen up and relax thanks to an invigorating shower.


Flight schedule

From Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Air France operates 2 daily flights to Washington by Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-200.

Flight times operated (in local time) –

AF054: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:15, arrives in Washington at 15:40;
AF055: leaves Washington at 18:05, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 7:35 the next day.
Daily flight on departure from Paris by Airbus A380.

AF026: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 16:30, arrives in Washington à 19:05;
AF027: leaves Washington at 21:10, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:45 the next day.
Daily flight on departure from Paris by Boeing 777-200. 

From Amsterdam-Schiphol, KLM operates a daily flight to Washington.

Flight times operated (in local time) –

KL651: leaves Amsterdam-Schiphol at 13:20, arrives in Washington at 15:40;
KL652: leaves Washington at 17:45, arrives at Amsterdam-Schiphol at 7:20 the next day.
Daily flight on departure from Amsterdam.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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