Air France reveals plans for its Boeing 787s

Begins operations in January 2017

Air France will start operating its Boeing 787s on 9 January 2017,  with a flight between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Cairo.

The Air France Boeing 787 will operate with a three class configuration with 30 Business, 21 Premium Economy and 225 Economy 225 seats.

To introduce this new aircraft to its customers, Air France will be operating four special welcome flights on 7 and 8 January 2017 from Paris to Paris, lasting 2 hours 30 minutes. Tickets will go on sale in early December.

Table service in Business

Since May 2016, Air France has been offering table service in the Business cabin on selected flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Singapore and New York-JFK.

With this service, the crew take individual orders from each passenger so that there are no more trays and the presence of the serving trolleys is limited.

Air France will offer the same service on its 787s starting with flights to Tokyo-Haneda by the end of the year. It will then be deployed on many other routes in 2017.

A new seat in Premium Economy

Air France is renewing the seats in the Premium Economy cabin to provide its customers with even more comfort.

As from 9 January 2017, on board the first commercial flight of the Boeing 787, passengers in the Premium Economy cabin will enjoy more space thanks to:

  • A 2.5 cm-wider seat, with more comfortable seat cushions and a reinforced lower back;
  • More legroom and an increased seat pitch of 5 cm;
  • A fixed-shell seat, popular with the company’s customers;
  • A seat recline of 130 ° to promote the quality of sleep;
  • More space between seats with a central armrest measuring an additional 2.55 cm;
  • A groove cut into the seat table enabling passengers to keep their book or digital tablet straight;
  • Many other practical and innovative features.

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