Air France 777 with new long haul cabin now in flight

Air France’s new long haul cabins are now in use on a Boeing 777-300 ER.

The revamp means that Business has all new seats with doors, Premium Economy is the same as those on Air France’s A350s and Economy gets a revamp.

The aircraft is the first of 12 777-300 ERs that Air France is revamping with the new cabins.

The first aircraft with the new cabin flew from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York-JFK on 20 January 2023.

The aircraft will also be used on the routes to Rio de Janeiro and Dakar during the winter. More routes will get the new product as the revamped 777-300 ERs become available.

By the end of 2023, all of Air France’s long-haul Business cabins will have seats that transform into full-flat beds, compared to 90% today.

The revamped aircraft has three cabins with a total of 369 seats:

  • Business – 48 seats in a 1-2-1 layout
  • Premium Economy – 48 seats in a 2-4-2 layout
  • Economy – 273 seats in a 3-4-3 layout


Air France has released a video showing all the nice new features of the new Business cabin.

The new Business cabin has 48 seats in a 1-2-1 layout, all with the sliding doors – the current must have.

This seat’s design is based on what Air France calls the 3 “F”s.

  • Full Flat, the seat transforms into a real bed almost two metres long
  • Full Access, providing all passengers direct access to the aisle
  • Full Privacy, a new sliding door allows passengers to create a totally private space

The pairs of seats in the centre of the cabin have a panel that can be lowered so that passengers can chat and do other stuff together.

The seat features 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.

Premium Economy

In the Premium Economy cabin (48 seats), Air France is introducing its latest recliner-type seat model already available on its Airbus A350, while further improving its comfort.

Each seat offers:

  • 96 cm legroom
  • seat back recline of 124 degrees
  • softer fabrics
  • wider seatbacks
  • integrated noise-reducing headset
  • USB A and C ports


The 273 seats in Economy feature:

  • 79 cm legroom
  • seat back recline of 119 degrees
  • 43 cm seat pan
  • USB A port

Seats in Premium Economy and Economy cabins have a 13.3-inch 4K High-Definition screen with Bluetooth connection, ideal for enjoying over 1,500 hours of on-demand entertainment with personal headphones.

Air France Connect

In all cabins, passengers have access to the company’s connectivity offer, Air France Connect. The Air France Connect portal offers three passes, including a free pass allowing passengers to send and receive messages and access information about flight connections.

N.B. All images: Air France

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