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Air France unveils new long-haul cabins on A330 aircraft

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Air France unveils its new long-haul travel cabins exclusively available on board its Airbus A330s. The company offers a new travel experience in its Business (36 seats), Premium Economy (21 seats) and Economy (167 seats) cabins.

Fifteen aircraft will be completely redesigned by 2020 thanks to a global investment of 140 million euros.

The first flight equipped with these new cabins connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Accra (Ghana) took off on February 3, 2019.

Until the end of the airline’s winter season, customers will thus be able to enjoy these cabins on flights to Accra (Ghana), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and Houston (USA). As from the 2019 summer season, the new Airbus A330 will progressively serve Accra (Ghana), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Cotonou (Benin), Lagos (Nigeria), Niamey (Niger), Bengaluru and Delhi (India) as well as Seattle, Chicago and Dallas (USA).

Business, peace of mind and conviviality

The new Business seat, adapted to the dimensions of the Airbus A330, offers an unparalleled travel experience.

Completely redesigned, the seat converts into a lie-flat bed that is 2m long and 57.1 cm wide for jet lag-free flying across time zones. Whether travelling alone or with a companion, the new seat adapts to every need. Customers can choose to enjoy greater proximity when they’re travelling with someone or total privacy thanks to a sliding panel separating the seats. The ambient lighting emphasizes the details of the new Business cabin’s decor where leather and the Air France brand’s symbolic accent have pride of place.

A brand new, extra-wide HD touch-screen measuring over 18.5 inches offers Business customers over 1,400 hours of entertainment. Its intuitive interface comes with a new more user-friendly handset.

The toilets, inspired from the cosmetics universe, and the self-service bar in a blue and Champagne colour scheme have also been redesigned with customers’ well-being and comfort in mind.

Comfort has been redesigned and upgraded on the Airbus A330, with additional space:

– a 130° seat recline in a fixed shell,
– one of the widest seats on the market with 48.5 cm,
– 102 cm seat pitch,
– lumbar support adapted to different body shapes,
– additional storage space,
– a wider footrest
-and a 13.3 inch HD screen.

The softer seat cushions and wider leather armrests have also been redesigned.

On board all its long-haul aircraft, Air France also guarantees its customers moments of relaxation with a red feather pillow and a deep blue blanket. A comfort kit renewed every 6 months is also available. Between relaxation and gourmet delights, each passenger enjoys a personal power outlet and two USB ports as well as a wide choice of entertainment.

The Economy seat has changed to provide additional comfort –

– more space between the armrests,
– reinforced ergonomic foam in the seat and a 118° recline,
– 79 cm legroom,
– a larger tray table
-a wider, latest generation 11.6-inch 16:9 HD touch screen.

For an ever more comfortable trip, the company offers a range of redesigned accessories. A deep blue monochrome fabric signed with the accent, the symbol of the Air France brand, adorns the new cabin cushions and headrests. To accompany your most perfect dreams, a new bright red blanket, the company’s iconic colour, as well as collectible night masks, inspired by the company’s destinations, are also available.

The Economy seat is equipped with a personal power outlet and a USB plug, allowing customers to use their electronic devices throughout the flight. They can also enjoy a wide range of entertainment with the audio headset that they will find on their seat as soon as they settle in on board.

On board all its redesigned Airbus A330 cabins, Air France offers its new Air France CONNECT Wi-Fi offer to stay connected throughout the flight. Customers can thus choose from 3 Wi-Fi passes, accessible from their personal devices (smartphone, tablet, laptop) –

A free “Message” pass
This allows customers to send and receive messages free of charge from their favourite apps on their smartphone or tablet throughout the flight. Customers can also access the airfrance.com website and the Air France app to consult or modify their reservations.

A “Surf” pass
This enables customers to surf the Internet and consult or send emails. Customers can use this service in the following way:

3 euros for the entire duration of the trip on short-haul flights;
As from 5 euros for the entire duration of the trip on medium-haul flights;
8 euros (2,700 Miles), for one hour or 18 euros (6,000 Miles) for the entire duration of the trip on long-haul flights.

A “Stream” pass
Available on all long-haul flights, this includes all the benefits of the Message pass and the Surf pass. The Stream pass allows you to benefit from a high-speed internet connection to enjoy streaming and downloading throughout the flight for just 30 euros (10,000 Miles).

The Air France CONNECT offer will gradually be extended to offer customers additional services and entertainment such as detailed flight information, shopping and a wide selection of films, TV series and documentaries to watch free of charge on their smartphone or tablet.

This Air France CONNECT offer will also be available on board the Boeing 787 and gradually installed on board the Boeing 777. The entire Air France fleet will be equipped with AIR FRANCE CONNECT by the end of 2020.

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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