There was a time when flying itself was luxury. The aircrafts evolved and grew bigger and their interiors kept getting more luxurious over the years. But the airline industry had to go through their fair share of downturns. The dramatic rise in operational costs because of expensive fuel and the global economic crisis put pressure on business travel. But the process of turn around is definitely on and the future looks much brighter, particularly for the Airline Industry.
Now, Air France has announced to introduce a more comfortable seat, a more varied choice of dishes and a host of new services on its business class cabin. The airline is investing approximately €110 million for its new long-haul Business offer. They are not going in for a few cosmetic changes but a complete new design. The new Air France Business class seat guarantees the passengers the utmost privacy and enhanced comfort with its shell structure.
The new lie-flat seat bed measures over two meters in length and features a new fixed footrest. There are simpler and more practical controls, new storage space and a 15-inch video screen. The rollout will start with 20 aircrafts in summer 2011 and by 2013 at least 40 Air France aircrafts will be equipped with these new cabins.