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Fly off to Beirut and Libreville on board Air France’s new cabins

Since 14 September 2015, Air France customers have been able to enjoy the Company’s new long-haul cabin classes to Beirut (Lebanon) and Libreville (Gabon).
They can enjoy the new “designer” suites in the La Première cabin and a cocoon in the sky in Business and new, redesigned seats in Premium Economy and Economy for optimal travel comfort.
The gradual installation of the new cabins on the Boeing 777 enables Air France to offer them up to 7 times a week to both destinations this season.
Flight schedules (in local time)
To/from Beirut
AF566: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 9:00, arrives in Beirut at 14:05;
AF565: Leaves Beirut at 16:05, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19:40.
To/from Libreville
AF976: Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 10:40, arrives in Libreville at 16:25;
AF977: Leaves Libreville at 22:55, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:50 the following day.
The new cabins are now available to:
– North America: Los Angeles, New York*, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington;
– South America: Sao Paulo;
– Africa: Bangui, Douala, Libreville*, Malabo, Yaoundé;
– Middle East: Beirut*, Dubai*;
– Asia: Guangzhou, Jakarta*, Shanghai, Singapore*, Tokyo-Haneda*, Wuhan.
*the new La Première suites are also available to these destinations.
The new cabins, as if you were there
Air France now offers a mini website (http://best.airfrance.com) dedicated to its exceptional new cabins and destinations they serve. Choose your cabin class and the city available and discover all Air France’s new inflight products and services. You can also enjoy an immersive virtual tour of the cabins thanks to Google Street View technology. Enriched progressively with new destinations, the website also includes Travel By Air France, the Company’s travel guide and you can also book tickets in just a few clicks at www.airfrance.fr. Go to http://best.airfrance.com.
Air France named “world’s most improved airline” in 2015
In June 2014, Air France unveiled its first Boeing 777 equipped with the new long-haul travel cabins. One year later, the Company is reaping the benefits of its efforts and has recorded significant progress in terms of customer satisfaction. In June 2015, Air France received two awards from Skytrax: World’s Most Improved Airline and, for the second consecutive year, Best First Class Airline Lounge Dining. These awards were presented to the Company at the World Airline Awards, an opportunity for Skytrax to issue a ranking which is a reference in the field of air transport. Both awards received by Air France are the result of a satisfaction survey, carried out online with close to 19 million customers.
Air France’s most prestigious cabins
In the new La Première cabin, La Première guests each have a designer suite, ensuring optimum privacy. Air France has dressed each suite with thick curtains, held back with leather tiebacks. A unique and daring concept, they enable the passenger to decide whether to be totally isolated or just partially. In an instant, the La Première seat turns into a fully-flat bed over two metres long. When the guest is ready to go to sleep, the crew members place a mattress on the seat, for impeccable comfort. They then have a large fluffy pillow and a Sofitel MyBed® duvet. With the curtains closed, the partition raised and soft lighting, the suite embraces the passenger, for complete privacy.
In the Business cabin, Air France has designed a real cocoon in the sky. The seat adapts to the shape of each individual, from seating position to a real 2-metre long bed. At the heart of the curved structure, each passenger creates their own space, enveloping and protective, according to their desires. The seat’s soft foam is designed to offer impeccable quality of sleep. The bed’s enveloping and padded headboard conveys an impression of being in a warm, contemporary room, a signature feature of Air France seats. With a soft duvet and XXL-sized feather down pillow, everything has been designed to ensure peaceful sleep among the clouds.
In Premium Economy, more comfortable seat cushions and a multi-position footrest further enhance this travel cabin. In Economy class, there is a new fully-revised seat, with more legroom, a new seat cushion, more comfortable headrests and a wider tray table. The seat has been ergonomically-redesigned to guarantee optimum comfort. The seat also features new functionalities including an electric socket and a headphones holder.


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