Air France offers ‘art of French living’

By Chung Joo-won
  • Published : Dec 25, 2012 - 20:24
  • Updated : Dec 25, 2012 - 20:24
An Air France flight attendant serves a business class passenger aboard. (Air France)
Renowned for its high standard of attentive service, Air France’s business class has evolved along with customers’ changing taste to present the art of French living.

From its cabin amenities to its exquisite meal service, the airline company stresses refinement, modernity and comfort in its services.

Operating more than 1,500 flights per day, the French carrier launched its new business class seats in 2011 that is now available on flights to more than 25 destinations.

Spacious, comfortable and easy to control, the seats have earned the praise of 90 percent of its customers. In 2012, the company plans to have two-thirds of its long-haul aircraft equipped with the new business class seat.

The carrier also takes pride in its role as an ambassador for French gastronomy and quality living embedded in the in-flight meals. Meals created by each chef in turn are featured for six months among the four main meals offered on the menu. The menus are changed every ten days to extend the pleasure for frequent travelers.

To inaugurate the collaboration, Joel Robuchon is designing for Air France’s Business Class flights a series of tasty “sublimely simple” dishes, emphasizing product quality and simplicity. The refined and original cuisine is prepared by the chefs of Servair and the wines are selected by Olivier Poussier.

Air France stressed the French artisanship in customizing the journey, emphasizing attentiveness to passengers down to the smallest detail. “Each word, action and gesture of the trip reinforces a style of quality living, and creates special memories for each customer,” the carrier said.

Around the world, Air France customers traveling in Business cabin have access to 500 business lounges, including 50 Air France lounges.

While traveling in Business cabin, customers earn the equivalent of 125 percent to 175 percent of the distance, converted into miles.