On 18th March, during a ferry flight between Toulouse (south west France) and Paris, along with a number of Air France staff and customers we were able to experience the comfort of the first A319’s brand new cabin. By the summer of 2016, a total of 49 Air France medium-haul aircraft will be refurbished.
Reclaiming Business Class clientèle to its medium-haul network is the new goal Air France has set itself, after attacking that of the long haul. On 27th November, at their company headquarters at Roissy (near Paris), the Chairman and CEO presented the new Business Class cabins seats that will be provided on some of its Airbus A319’s and A320’s from next April.
With the object of attracting its Business Class customers, Air France has unveiled its new seats for that category, which will be progressively installed from June on board its Boeing 777's ! This seat – sorry, "cocoon" - manufactured by Zodiac Aerospace, required four years of development and costs a whopping € 50,000 each !