Air France Debuts New Business Class Seat
Air France unveiled its new business class seats on Tuesday. Between this June and the summer of 2016, the carrier will install 2,102 of the new seats on 44 of its Boeing 777 aircraft, a plane that comprises more than half of the airline’s long-haul fleet.
The seats will be arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration on the aircraft. Air France’s current business seats are angled lie-flats in a 2-3-2 configuration.
The new lie-flat seats, which were designed by Zodiac Aerospace exclusively for Air France, are upholstered in fabric and leather. In addition, all seats feature a pod-like design and will have direct aisle access.
Each seat will also have 16” HD touch screens, on which passengers can access over 1,000 hours of in-flight entertainment options. In addition, seats will have electrical outlets and USB ports, as well as noise-reduction headphones.
Seats will also offer padded headboards and adjustable soft leather headrests, while Air France will provide duvets to business class passengers. Multiple storage units will also be conveniently located near the seats.