27 APRIL 2009


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Article from BTNews 27 APRIL 2009

Air France takes premium economy route

AIR FRANCE has taken the increasingly popular way forward by introducing a premium economy cabin.  Called Premium Voyageur this class will gradually be phased in on Air France’s entire international long haul network on flights operated by Boeing 777s, Airbus A340s and A330s.  Premium Voyageur is characterized by 40% additional space, what was 40 economy seats now 22 of the new class.  Key to the investment is what the airline calls the first specially designed premium economy shell seats 18.9in (48cm) wide, with a 123° seat back recline.  Wide leather 3.9in (10cm) arm rests enable passengers to place their elbows without bothering their neighbours.  Seat pitch is 38in (97cm) and a 10.4in (26cm) ‘on demand’ TV set-up is offered.  Various enhancements are provided but the meal service is the same as in economy, with aperitifs and Champagne.   www.airfrance.com

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