Air France launches new premium economy cabin
Air France is launching a new premium cabin in autumn. The Premium Voyageur will be deployed initially on services from Paris to New York, Tokyo and Osaka, then rolled out across its entire long-haul network of Airbus A340 and Beoing 777.
On its 777-300ER aicraft the airline will replace 50 economy seats and replace them with 28 Premium Voyageur seats.
The new seat will feature a fixed shell with a 48cm width, 97cm pitch, 123 degrees recline, and a 10-cm wide leather armrest.
Entertainment will include a 26-cm TV screen, and the control box for the in-flight entertainment system (IFE) will be integrated into the seat itself.
Referring to the new class as an “intermediate cabin range”, passengers will receive the same in-flight meal choices as in economy, but will enjoy upgraded amenities such as a travel kit, bottle of water, noise-reducing headphones, feather pillow and pure new wool blanket. On the ground there will be priority check-in desks, a 30-kg baggage allowance, and priority baggage delivery. Frequent flyer members will receive 25 per cent more miles than a full-fare economy ticket.