(18 May 2022, 11:28 +07)
Air France has unveiled its new long-haul
Business Class seat which will be progressively rolled out on 12
Boeing 777-300s from September 2022.
Each of the twelve aircraft will be equipped with 48
seats in Business class as well as the airline’s latest Premium
Economy Class (48 seats) and Economy Class (273 seats) seats.
Named “Fontainebleau”, the first aircraft equipped
with the new cabins, which will also include WiFi, will fly to New
York-JFK this autumn.
Air France’s new long-haul Business Class seat
The design of Air France’s new Business Class
seats is based on the 3 “F”s – Flat: meaning the seat transforms
into a real bed almost two metres long; Full Access: providing all
passengers direct access to the aisle; and Full Privacy: ensuring
A new sliding door allows passengers to create a
totally private space, out of sight from others in
the cabin, while for those travelling together, the seats located
in the centre of the cabin are now equipped with a central panel
that can be lowered by pressing it down, creating a convivial
space in which to make the most of the flight together.
The seats also feature a wide 17.3-inch 4K
High-Definition anti-glare screen with a noise-reducing headset, a
new Bluetooth connection allowing passengers to use their own
headphones and several electric sockets.
In the Premium Economy Class cabin, Air France is
introducing its latest recliner-type seat model already available
on its Airbus A350 aircraft.
offers 96 cm legroom and the seat cushions have been redesigned and
a navy blue herringbone fabric used to add further softness.
back reclines to 124 degrees and has been widened to provide
greater privacy, while a new noise-reducing audio headset is integrated
into the seat.
The seat also features USB A and C ports.
In the Economy Class cabin, each seat has a
43 cm seat span, an 119 degree recline and 79 cm of legroom. The
backrest is ergonomically designed, offering reinforced lateral
support and is also equipped with an USB A port.
The seats in two Economy cabins are equipped with a
13.3-inch 4K High-Definition screen with Bluetooth connection.