Air France has renovated the dining area in its New York-JFK lounge.
The improvements are to the dining area that is used for passengers using the Night Service between New York JFK and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. This is the Air France name for dining on the ground before a night flight.
The Night Service is now available in a new setting, with a more convivial and contemporary feel. It is located on the mezzanine and has new furniture and imitation leather couches, inspired by a Parisian brasserie.
Blue and grey tones along with atmospheric lighting have been added to create a more intimate atmosphere. The mezzanine floor has also been redesigned, incorporating light and anthracite grey shades.
In total, the area has close to 34 tables for 2, a high table with 6 seats for dining opposite the runways and a round table seating 6.
The Night Service allows Business passengers to enjoy the same gourmet French meal in the airport lounge as the one served on board, with their meal served at their table. Each passenger can enjoy a full meal comprising a starter, hot dish, cheese, dessert and a wine and Champagnes list.
During the flight, passengers can sleep in the Business class cabin, in a seat that transforms into a lie-flat bed.
If they want to, passengers can also eat during the flight.
Breakfast is served before landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Since the launch of the Night Service in 2016, close to 50% of passengers travelling in Business class on night flights dine in the lounge.
(Editor: I remember one flight in Club World with British Airways in 2006, from JFK to Heathrow, when I was the only passenger ‘dining’ on board. Dining on that full 777 meant a flatbread sandwich they conjured up from somewhere. I did eat in the lounge before the flight and it was superb, best long haul business class food I’ve ever had. Great Californian wines too.)
More service improvements are planned starting in February 2019.
N.B. Image credit: Air France