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Air France to introduce a new La Première Cabin

After introducing a upgraded Business Class Cabin for Boeing B777-300ERs, Air France has announced that it is working on a “completely” new La Première (First Class) cabin.

The new La Première Cabin, scheduled to be unveiled during the 2023/2024 winter season, is currently in the design phase. The Paris-based airline says that the new cabin “will be the longest on the market and will offer up to three modular configurations that can be fully privatized for an even more exceptional journey: a seat, a sofa and a fully flat bed”. Also, the new cabin will equip a larger number of aircraft than at present.

Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM, said:

La Première represents the highest level of French excellence and is an intrinsic part of Air France’s DNA. Even at the height of the Covid crisis, we could see the attractiveness of such an offer for our customers, particularly on the North Atlantic route, where load factors in the La Première cabin are currently higher than they were back in 2019. We look forward to unveiling this new cabin, which is set to meet the highest global standards.

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Air France says that this large-scale project is part of its strategy to move upmarket, which also covers fleet renewal, lounge renovation and the development of a more sustainable catering offer, signed by Michelin-starred chefs in the airline’s Business and La Première cabins.

Introduced in 2014, Air France’s La Première suites are currently available on board select Boeing 777-300ERs, serving “Top” destinations in North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Featured image of Air France’s La Première cabin that is currently available on select B777-300ERs

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