Air France introduced its first Boeing 777 aircraft between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The aircraft is equipped with new Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Class cabins.
The airline said that the customers will for the first time be able to enjoy optimum travel comfort in the new Economy Class cabin. The customers traveling in the Premium Economy cabin will be offered 40 percent extra legroom space. The new Business Class cabin has also been exquisitely designed and looks like a real cocoon.
Air France indicated that the new cabins are being installed on its 44 Boeing 777 aircrafts, which currently forms the backbone of its long-haul fleet. According to the airline, the new cabins would be available on flights to Houston, Tokyo-Haneda, Jakarta, Singapore and Shanghai by the end of 2014. The airline also indicated that the new cabins will also be gradually introduced on Sao Paulo, Dubai and Douala routes in early 2015.
Media reports said that Air France is refitting all its Boeing 777 aircrafts with new 2,102 business class seats, above 1,100 premium economy seats, and nearly 10,000 economy class seats.
The reports said that Air France-KLM Group will be including 100 new Boeing 787 aircrafts in its fleet by the end of 2015. The first Airbus A350 aircraft will also be a part of the airline’s fleet in 2018. The Air France-KLM Group will be investing more than one billion Euros by 2017 to upgrade its services and products.