Air France: All domestic network aircraft now equipped with the new seat
Thursday 16, December 2010
At the end of next week, Air France will have equipped all its aircraft on the domestic network with new, lighter seats which offer additional legroom. With this new seat, Air France is able to reduce fuel consumption by 1,700 tons per year, the equivalent of over 650 Paris-Marseille flights.
The introduction of these new seats is part of Air France's global strategy aiming to restructure the organization of its short and medium-haul network, which represents close to 40% of the airline's passenger revenue and is an essential tool in its hub strategy.
This reorganized service, referred to as NEO ( New European Offer) was launched in March 2010. Eight months on, Air France notes that customer satisfaction levels are on the increase, notably among those travelling in Premium Eco class. The innovations on the website airfrance.com are also particularly appreciated.
The financial results are good. Premium Eco traffic is up 60% on European point-to-point routes, compared with Tempo Challenge figures during the same period, last year. At the same time, sales in Voyageur class have increased slightly while the trend in Premium Business is stable.
Within the framework of NEO, Air France has restructured its operations and repositioned its product to better meet travellers' new requirements, while retaining the Air France touch.
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