Saturday, May 10, 2014


While we were contemplating future of the First Class after its departure from Qatar Airways fleet, Air France has unveiled its new ‘La Premiere Suites’ intensifying the race for luxury supremacy among the Gulf air carriers. The new luxury suites will be available from September onboard Air France’s Boeing 777-300 fleet. The announcement comes days after Etihad Airways launched its variants of first class with ‘First Apartments’ on A380 and ‘First Suites’ on Boeing 787s and the one of a kind ‘The Residence’.
The 32-square-foot designer luxury suites come in elegant and subdued hues combining style and privacy. The seat transforms into a 6’7” bed with futon mattress that is 30 inches wide, hypoallergenic feather pillow, a duvet with cover. The new seats are by BE Aerospace and have an auto-message feature.

The La Premiere Suites also include an ottoman for dining and has a bedside reading lamp. Air France will offer its La Premiere Suites guests a personalized coat service and a full range of accessories: lounge wear, slippers and a dust bag for your shoes. Guests will also receive a travel kit complete with a selection of Biologique Recherche facial and body care products to moisturize and refresh your skin.
The airline offers a selection of on-demand programming featuring games, TV series, documentaries, music and more. Feature films are also available in high definition, as the 24-inch screen becomes a movie theater.

Michelin-starred French chefs will prepare gourmet meals and have your table set at your convenience with a white tablecloth, a porcelain plate designed by Bernardaud, beveled glasses and flatware crafted by Christofle.

The €50 million investment will be made to the 19 of its Boeing 777-300 fleet, with only four suites on each aircraft. The airline is hopeful that the luxury seats will be highly profitable with the return ticket prices averaging €9,000 (or around $13,500).
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