Sunday, 23 April 2017

FRANCE: Air France’s New Travel Cabins Go To Santiago de Chile

Passengers travelling with Air France to Santiago de Chile from Paris-Charles de Gaulle are to enjoy the Company’s new travel cabins on certain flights.

As from 20 April, certain Air France flights connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Santiago de Chile will be equipped with the new travel cabin for optimum comfort. On board, customers will discover a genuine cocoon in the sky in the Business cabin, as well as completely redesigned seats in Premium Economy and Economy class.

There will be in total 7 weekly flights connecting Santiago de Chile to Paris-Charles de Gaulle by Boeing 777-200 and 777-300.

Flight schedules (in local time) during the 2017 summer season:

AF 406: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 23:40 and arrives in Santiago de Chile at 09:15 (08:15 from 14 May to 12 August) the next day.

AF 401: leaves Santiago de Chile at 13:15 (12:15 from 14 May to 12 August) and arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08:05 the next day.

In the Business cabin, the seat adapts to the shape of each individual, from seating position to a real 2-metre long bed. At the heart of the curved structure, each passenger creates their own space, enveloping and protective, according to their desires.

The seat’s soft foam is designed to offer impeccable quality of sleep. With a soft duvet and XXL-sized feather down pillow, everything has been designed to ensure peaceful sleep among the clouds. Each passenger has a wide 16-inch (41 cm) HD touch screen.

In Premium Economy, more comfortable seat cushions and a multi-position footrest further enhance this travel cabin. In Economy class, there is a new fully-revised seat, with more legroom, a new seat cushion, more comfortable headrests and a wider tray table. There are also new features such as electric sockets and headphone holders.

As far as inflight entertainment is concerned, the HD touch screens are much larger: 12 inches in Premium Economy and 9 inches in Economy. With movies, games, music and much more, over 1,000 hours of programmes are available on demand.

Air France has a mini website dedicated to its brand new cabins and the destinations they serve. Go to best.airfrance.com to discover this new travel concept before even boarding your flight.

Air France continues to improve comfort on board. By the end of the summer season, Air France will offer 44 Boeing 777 equipped with the latest travel cabins on its long-haul network; 19 Boeing 777-300s and 25 Boeing 777-200s – the entire Boeing 777-200 fleet, as well as 3 Boeing 787s. They will fly to 42 destinations around the world:

– The Air France hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle;
– North America: Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York-JFK, Papeete, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington;
– South America: Buenos Aires, Cancun, Cayenne, Havana, Lima, Montevideo, Panama City, Santiago de Chili, Sao Paulo;
– Africa: Abidjan, Accra, Bamako, Bangui, Douala, Johannesburg, Cairo, Libreville, Luanda, Yaoundé;
– Middle East: Dubai, Beirut;
– India: Bangalore, Bombay.
– Asia: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo (Haneda and Narita airports).