Air France Upgrades Business Class

Air France has unveiled a new Business Class product to increase its competitiveness in the premium market. (Air France)

Air France has unveiled a new Business Class product to increase its competitiveness in the premium market. (Air France)

AIR FRANCE will launch a new Business Class product throughout its long-haul fleet over the next three years to increase its competitiveness in the premium market.  The main aspect of this upgrade will be the introduction of a redesigned seat which, according to the airline, will “create a subdued and discreet ambience, lending a more light-filled dimension to the cabin and enhancing customers’ comfort.”  The seat has a fixed shell which guarantees the passenger’s privacy, has simpler controls, as well as a 15in (38cm) wide screen monitor and can be converted into a lie-flat bed measuring over 6.5ft (2m).  Business Class catering will also be upgraded to provide more variety, and a range of improved services will be offered throughout its airport lounges.
The first aircraft with the new-look interior will be introduced before the end of this year and by summer 2011 over 20 aircraft will be equipped with the cabin, rising to 40, including a mix of Airbus A330, A380 and Boeing 777 models, by 2013.