The simple tri-colour of Air France is taken to a minimalistic new level with the refurbishment of their A330 planes. Sporting their distinguished navy – among accents of light grey and white – Air France is also adding a couple of practical improvements that are set to drastically improve the in-flight experience.
With a 2020 completion date, 15 aircraft will be set up with 224 completely new seats – 36 of which will be in business class. The priority is a simple air of relaxation and this is conveyed through the visual angles and colours Air France have gone with. The seats themselves can be extended to a bedding experience that is an exceptional 2m in length and 55cm in width. A 2x2x2 seating arrangement has been chosen, which is optimal for partners or, at least, close friends. This may be a small nod towards Air France’s plan to send more of the A330’s to extra holiday destinations. For those who fear a loss of privacy, sliding dividers are a given in between each seat.
An improved 47cm display screen has been installed – perfect for viewing over 1,400 hours of premium entertainment, which comes through the medium of an improved headset and user-friendly controls. However, flyers may find they’ll be put to sleep via Air France implementing a supposedly improved ‘ambience’ lighting, which complements the opal whites that can be found throughout the cabin.
The released visuals currently display a sort of ‘premium business apartment’ type of vibe and aesthetic; retro, even.
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