1st images of the Air France airline's 200th Boeing

Thursday 9, December 2010


1st images of the Air France airline's 200th Boeing


On Thursday morning, at 6am, the first aircraft in the long-haul fleet equipped with the new Business class seats will be landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle from Everett, near Seatlle.


This is also the first aircraft featuring the new cabin colour scheme, creating a subdued, discreet and light-filled atmosphere in the cabin and enhancing the customers' comfort.


The aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, registration F-GZNH, is the 200th Boeing delivered to Air France and the 56th 777 in the Air France fleet.


See the 3D video of this aircraft (Boeing video)


The new Business class seat has a fixed shell as before, preserving the passenger's privacy, and offers additional comfort thanks to different innovative features including: 


  • a new seat structure which reclines into a two-metre long seat bed and a new fixed footrest,
  • seat controls which are easier to use, 
  • new storage space, 
  • a 15-inch (or 38 cm) wide video screen in 16:9 format.


There are 3 different cabin classes on board this aircraft: Affaires (Business), Premium Voyageurs et Voyageur (Economy).


By summer 2011, over 20 aircraft will be equipped with the new Business class seats and in 2013, close to 2,000 seats will have been installed on around forty long-haul aircraft in the airline's fleet-  Airbus A330, Boeing 777 and Airbus A380.


Air France has invested 90 million euros over three years to equip new and current aircraft as well as to renew its catering service in Business class.


These investments give Air France an additional competitive advantage and enable it to fully benefit from the resumption in Business traffic. During the first quarter of 2010-2011, unit revenue in Business and Premium classes on long-haul flights, measured in available seat kilometres,increased by +21,5% in one year, showing signs of recovery on this market. 



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