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The new “Premium Voyageur” cabin on Air France long-haul flights


* 40% additional space compared with economy class

* Personal space guaranteed by a fixed-shell seat

* Highly competitive fares

Air France is continuing to innovate by introducing a new, private cabin on its long-haul flights, starting in autumn 2009, situated between the Business and Economy cabins, called Premium Voyageur. This cabin will be gradually phased in on Air France’s entire international long-haul network on flights operated by Boeing 777s, Airbus A340s and A330s.

Starting on 1 April 2009, Air France customers will be able to book and purchase their seat in the Premium Voyageur cabin. The first available destinations will be New York-JFK, Tokyo and Osaka.

Air France is also offering a highly competitive range of fares, accessible to all and particularly well adapted to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

Some examples of fares:

. Paris-New York roundtrip from 1,038 euros including tax

. Paris-Tokyo roundtrip from 1,660 euros including tax

. Paris-Osaka roundtrip from 1,665 euros including tax

These fares will enable customers to move on from the comfort of the economy cabin to a dedicated private seat area in Premium Voyageur which is characterized by:

40% additional space: on average, 22 Premium Voyageur seats will be available over an area which before had 40 seats in the Economy cabin;

* a completely new seat specially designed for Air France and equipped with a fixed shell which guarantees passengers’ space and privacy. The seat is 48 cm wide, with a 123° seat back recline, without being intrusive for the passenger sitting just behind, thanks to the fixed shell. Wide leather arm rests (10cm) enable passengers to rest their elbows without bothering their neighbours;
* a seat pitch of 97 cm and lots of legroom, as the video control box has been integrated into the seat instead of being underneath it;
* a 10.4 inch (26 cm) wide individual video screen enabling passengers to enjoy 500 hours of viewing on demand which Air France offers on all its long-haul flights;
* amenities from the Affaires cabin such as the travel kit, a bottle of water, noise-reducing headphones, a feather pillow and a pure new wool blanket.

In this intermediary cabin range, Air France is the first European airline to offer fixed-shell seats, and the first airline in the world to offer so much legroom.

The meal service is the same as in Economy, with aperitifs, Champagne, meals designed by Michel Nugues – a member of “Toques du ciel” – with a choice of two hot dishes, liqueurs, wines chosen by Olivier Poussier – world’s best sommelier in 2000 – and on the longest flights, mini-sandwiches and Häagen Dazs ice-cream (except on the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network).

At the airport, for smoother, stress-free travel, the service is inspired by the Affaires cabin, with priority check-in desks, 30-kg baggage allowance, boarding at passengers’ convenience and priority baggage delivery.

Customers travelling in the Premium Voyageur cabin also benefit from all the advantages and services of the world’s leading airline group, such as the frequent flyer programme Flying Blue. A trip in the Premium Voyageur cabin enables passengers to earn Miles more quickly: a full fare ticket in Premium Voyageur (modifiable, refundable etc.) will earn customers 25% more Miles than with a full-fare economy ticket.

The launch of Premium Voyageur is also an opportunity for Air France to change its cabin brand names which will be gradually introduced as from April 2009.


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