Air France inaugurated its first Boeing 777 equipped with new cabins on flight AF008, which took off last week from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19:10 for New York.
For the first time, customers were able to enjoy the new Economy cabin, offering optimum travel comfort, and Premium Economy, with 40 per cent additional space.
They also discovered the new Business class, a real cocoon in the sky.
These cabins are being progressively installed on 44 Boeing 777, the heart of Air France’s long-haul fleet.
This means the replacement of close to 10,000 economy seats, more than 1,100 premium economy seats and 2,102 business class seats.
The new cabins will be available by the end of 2014 to Singapore, Jakarta, Tokyo-Haneda, Houston and Shanghai.
Douala, Dubai and Sao Paulo will follow early 2015.
The Group had already announced an investment of €700 million in new cabins, including €500 million for Air France and €200 million for KLM.
With the planned upgrading of both airlines’ Airbus A330 and Air France’s A380 over the next few years, the Air France-KLM Group will invest a total of more than €1 billion by 2017 in the upgrading of its products and services for its customers.
Moreover, the Air France-KLM group will welcome 100 Boeing 787 in its fleet at the end of 2015 and the first Airbus A350 in 2018.
The aircraft will be equipped with completely new cabins.