Air France has unveiled its new economy and premium economy cabins for its 15 Airbus A330s which will be refitted as from January 2019.

Customers will progressively discover a new colour scheme and additional products and services to improve the travel experience on all the airline’s long-haul flights.

“Today we are celebrating the arrival of our new products and services in our economy and premium economy long-haul cabins, for an even more comfortable and relaxing travel experience. With a further investment of 150 million euros in the cabins of our A330s, this is a major step in our overall strategy to move upmarket. A strategy that has been underway since 2014 and which will result in our 15 Airbus A330s being equipped as from 2019.” said Anne Rigail, EVP Customer at Air France.

The economy seat offers more space between the armrests (44 cm); a reinforced ergonomic foam in the seat; 118-degree seat recline; and 79 cm legroom. A larger tray table and a wider, latest generation 11.7-inch (29.8 cm) 16:9 touchscreen is also featured.

A deep blue monochrome fabric signed with the accent, the symbol of the Air France brand, adorns the new cabin cushions and headrests.

The economy seat includes a USB plug and an individual electric socket, while customers can stay connected with Wi-Fi throughout their flight, which is being progressively installed on all Air France aircraft, and enjoy a wide range of entertainment with an audio headset available on each seat as soon as they settle in onboard.

In the premium economy cabin, the new seat offers a 130-degree seat recline in a fixed shell – one of the widest seats with 48.3 cm. There is a 102 cm seat pitch, and lumbar support adapted to different body shapes. Other features include additional storage space, a wider footrest and the latest-generation 13.3 inch (33.9 cm) HD screen.

The softer seat cushions and wider leather armrests have also been redesigned. Each customer can enjoy Wi-Fi onboard, and has access to an electric socket and two individual USB ports as well as a wide choice of entertainment.

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