With a monumental staircase full of transparency, a sculpture of giant wings and large windows allowing passengers to follow the ballet of the aircraft, Air France has just inaugurated its business lounge in Terminal 2F. This is a complete change for Premium passengers travelling on Schengen routes, who until now have been using a basement space whose capacity had been saturated for many years.
Designed by the architectural firm of Canadian Sanjit Manku and French designer Patrick Jouin, the new lounge is one of the airline’s largest, with a surface area of 3,000 m2 and 570 seats spread over two levels.
The concept of levitation inspired the design. The immense spaces give the passenger the idea of floating between heaven and earth. The materials used – terrazzo, lava stone, wood, choice of leather and fabrics – have all been rigorously selected to last over time. The entire space is dominated by white, but the traditional Air France colours are reflected in touches of red and blue.
The designers worked on the fluidity of passenger movements. Passengers enter through gates that scan their boarding passes. Dedicated spaces then organise the layout of the lounge.
On the ground floor are the catering areas with “kiosks” offering seasonal and regional specialities – the “locavore” spirit having taken its mark… The culinary offer evolves throughout the day. Viennese pastries, savoury and sweet tarts are available at all hours.
Activities are also offered around a counter where chefs officiate. Pancakes in the morning, daily dishes made by a chef at lunchtime or even an aperitif service.
A wide choice of cheeses and desserts is available as well as a “detox area”. Behind this name is in fact a corner where you can sip an herbal tea or a tea…
A first floor reserved for relaxation
Rest and relaxation are on the menu on the first floor. This area has large comfortable sofas and subdued lighting creating a muffled atmosphere. Numerous armchairs also allow guests to enjoy the unique view of the slopes in complete tranquillity.
A Clarins treatment area offers guests the opportunity to discover the new Traveller Spa concept. Tailor-made 20-minute facials are offered. Ten showers and a changing room are also available to passengers.
It should be noted that Air France has reserved a fully personalized service for its Flying Blue Ultimate customers.sand in private areas.
The lounge is open daily from 5:30 am to 10 pm. It is accessible free of charge to Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers.
However, customers travelling in the Economy cabin can purchase access at the “discovery” rate of 35 euros, subject to availability.
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