Air FranceAir France’s new Business seat has a sliding door for more privacy.

On Tuesday evening,Air France ‘s management presented what was announced as ” a new major step in

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“. This will be based on the renovation of the Boeing 777-300s, as Anne Rigail confirmed: ” After the renovation of our 15 A330s and our 12 B777 leisure aircraft, our last 12 B777-300s will be completely renovated. We will thus have a long-haul fleet equipped with 100% horizontal seat-beds in Business by autumn 2023

“, announced the CEO of the French carrier.

This modernization of Air France’s business product will begin in September 2022. We also know the name of the first aircraft involved, “Fontainebleau”. It will fly to New York-JFK in the fall. Like the other modernized aircraft, it will offer 273 seats in Economy class, 48 in Premium Economy and 48 in Business. It will also be equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi.

Sliding door in business class

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is in business class that the makeover should be most noticeable for business travelers, with a resolutely high-end product. Indeed, the new business class seat has a sliding door, for more privacy, ” while maintaining the conviviality for two travelers

“, warns the Air France management, the seats located in the middle of the cabin have a central wall that can be lowered.

The Business seat, which can be converted into a real flat bed of almost 2 meters, is also equipped with a 17.3-inch 4K high-definition anti-glare screen and noise-reducing headphones. Passengers will also be able to connect their own headphones thanks to the new Bluetooth connection.

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With this new business cabin, Air France is promoting the “3F” concept, which stands for “Full Flat, Full Access, Full Privacy”.

In Premium Economy, business travelers will find the “recliner” model used on the Airbus A350, with a seat back that reclines up to 124 degrees and 96 cm of legroom. In the Economy cabin, the seat reaches 43 cm with a recline of 119 degrees and 79 cm of legroom. The entertainment system is based on a 13.3-inch 4k High Definition screen equipped with Bluetooth.