Air France Unveils New A330 Business Class

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.

Air France business cabin.

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.

Air France business class minibar.

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.

Air France business cabin seat.

Air France business class minibar 2.

The released visuals currently display a sort of ‘premium business apartment’ type of vibe and aesthetic; retro, even.

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