Air France has revealed its new Economy and Premium Economy cabins which will be retrofitted on board its 15 Airbus A330s from January 2019. In addition, customers will progressively discover a new colour scheme and additional products and services to improve the travel experience on all the airline’s long-haul flights.
Anne Rigail, EVP customer at Air France commented: “Today [September 26] we are celebrating the arrival of our new products and services in our Economy and Premium Economy long-haul cabins, for an even more comfortable and relaxing travel experience. With a further investment of 150 million euros in the cabins of our A330s, this is a major step in our overall strategy to move upmarket, a strategy that has been underway since 2014 and which will result in our 15 Airbus A330s being equipped as from 2019.”
The A330 Economy seat will offer more space between the armrests (44cm); reinforced ergonomic foam in the seat and a 118° recline; 79 cm legroom and a larger tray table with a wider 11.7in (29.8cm) 16:9 ratio touch screen. Enhancements are also being made to the fabrics and colours used on items such as blankets and pillows.
The Economy seat allows you to use your electronic devices throughout the flight with a USB plug and an individual electric socket and customers can stay connected with Wi-Fi throughout their journey, which is being progressively installed on all Air France aircraft.
In the A330s’ Premium Economy sections, seats will recline 130° within a fixed shell. The seats will be 48.3cm wide with a pitch of 102cm. and Air France said the seat will give additional storage space, a wider footrest and have a 13.3in (33.9cm) HD screen. The lumbar support can be adapted to different body shapes and softer seat cushions and wider leather armrests have also being provided.