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Air France Offers New A La Carte Dishes in Move to Upmarket

June 5, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

AirfanceAir France is continuing its move upmarket on its long-haul network by offering La Première and Business customers an à la carte meal option. With the à la carte dishes, available on all Air France long-haul flights, passengers can enjoy new delicacies with the theme “Asian delights”, topped off with a seafood basket.

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Six dishes in the La Première cabin and six others in the Business cabin are now available, in various culinary categories offering more freedom and pleasure during flight. These include:

  • Traditional Chinese;
  • Flavours of India;
  • Thai cuisine;
  • A taste of Korea;
  • Japanese delights;
  • There is also a “seafood basket” to complement these tasty and varied à la carte options.

Customers can book the dish of their choice between 90 days and 24 hours before their flight departure. They can book an à la carte meal when purchasing their ticket or in the ‘Manage your bookings’ section online at, at Air France ticket offices and call centres, or when they check in online or on their smartphone.

Tableware to enhance the fine dining experience 

Every detail counts in La Première and Business. To make mealtimes truly unique, Air France asked Jean-Marie Massaud, a famous French designer, to create the new tableware.

With champagne flutes, fine porcelain Bernardaud plates and Christofle cutlery, Jean-Marie Massaud has designed a complete service of more than 40 original pieces for the La Première cabin. The legendary winged seahorse, a symbol of Air France’s La Première brand, adds a refined touch as a watermark on this made-to-measure collection.

In the Business cabin, each piece has been carefully designed to evoke lightness and flight, concepts close to the designer’s heart. The materials chosen are delicate, Guy Degrenne porcelain, thin glass and steel Christofle cutlery make up a large part of this comprehensive collection.

Air France and fine French dining 

By using real taste stylists to draw up the menus in its La Première and Business cabins, Air France is confirming its role as ambassador of French fine cuisine and lifestyle. The Company invites renowned French chefs to create certain dishes on the La Première and Business menus on board long-haul flights departing from Paris.  Joël Robuchon, Guy Martin, Michel Roth, Thibaut Ruggeri, Régis Marcon and Anne-Sophie Pic have already endorsed this role of ambassador of French cuisine on board Air France flights, by offering one of their gourmet creations among the hot dishes on offer.

Most recently, Savoie-born Guy Martin created new dishes in the La Première cabin. 

*except on flights without a main hot dish

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