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mercredi 25 septembre 2013

Air France has launched its dynamic move upmarket by unveiling its new Economy seat. Soon to be installed on board its long-haul aircraft, it offers more space and new functions. Air France’s ambition: every customer should travel in optimum comfort.

When designing this new seat, Air France consulted its customers in order to offer a product that meets their needs and also worked with ergonomists. With this first major change in ten years, this new long-haul Economy seat is concrete proof of Air France’s move upmarket for all its customers.

Close to 10,000 seats will be installed on 44 long-haul aircraft between June 2014 and July 2016.

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This new contemporary seat offers more legroom thanks to the work on its design and ergonomic structure. For more comfort, Air France has worked on the seat cushion and seat back and is using new foam. Wide, soft headrests, which can be adjusted in height and width, adapt to all passengers. The armrests are fully retractable and blend with the chair back, facilitating seat access and promoting rest, especially for parents traveling with children.

The personal tray table has been enlarged, making it possible to eat or work more comfortably. When the tray table is closed, a cup holder provides a useful feature during the trip. Above the latest-generation individual screen there is a useful headphones holder. In addition to these developments, a large seat pocket with two additional storage spaces enables all passengers to store books and magazines in a practical way. To recharge personal electronic devices such as laptops and tablets, electric sockets are available: two sockets are now installed in each row of three seats* in addition to the USB port which enables customers to easily recharge their mobile phones.

As soon as they arrive on board, customers enter a light-filled, sober and elegant cabin. Each seat discretely features delicate red overstitching symbolic of the Company’s colours. New cushions in an original design underscore the cabin’s colour scheme and add a contemporary touch. These cushions are randomly placed on all the seats and are conducive to relaxation and well-being. A fleece blanket, headphones, refreshing towelette and eye-mask also contribute to the customers’ well-being.

* Except the first row in the cabin, where there is an electric socket for each seat.

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