Air France invests €50 million in medium-haul cabins

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April 29, 2015 – Air France reports that it has invested €50 million into redesigning its new medium-haul business and economy cabins. The cabins will be fitted in 24 Airbus A319 aircrafts in the first half of 2015 and in 25 Airbus A320 in the first half of 2016, totalling 7,800 new seats altogether.

Prior to creating the designs, Air France analyzed the opinions of over 10,000 people, with the results leading to the choice of leather seats, enhanced inflight services, and free hot meals on medium-haul flights longer than two hours.

Frédéric Gagey, chairman and CEO of Air France, said, “With these new cabins, we aim to be among the best in the world. Winning the preference of each customer on departure from Europe is now a strategic priority of our Perform 2020 plan”.

The new medium-haul cabins coupled with the new ‘Economy Flex’ fare mark the latest policies from Air France aimed at providing a convenient service for business travellers, who represent nearly 30% of all passengers. The ‘Economy Flex’ fare offers exclusive benefits, including refundable and flexible tickets, one piece of baggage carried free in hold, access to SkyPriority channels to ensure fast service at the airport, and 200% air miles earned as part of the Flying Blue loyalty program.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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