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Air France’s New Cabins Take Off To Bangui!

September 7, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

AirfanceSince 1 September 2015, Air France customers have been able to travel to Bangui (Central African Republic) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, on board a Boeing 777-200 equipped with the Company’s new long-haul travel cabins.
They can enjoy the latest Business class cabin, a real cocoon in the sky, as well as the brand new Premium Economy and Economy seats which have been completely redesigned for optimal travel comfort.

FLIGHT SCHEDULES (IN LOCAL TIME)

FROM 1 TO 29 SEPTEMBER 2015:

AF 775

– Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle every Tuesday at 10:30, arrives in Bangui at 16:00 the same day
– Leaves Bangui at 17:40, arrives at Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 19:00 the same day
– Leaves Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 23:15, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:50 the following day

FROM 6 TO 20 OCTOBER 2015:

AF 775

– Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle every Tuesday at 10:05, arrives in Bangui at 15:35 the same day
– Leaves Bangui at 17:15, arrives at Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 18:35 the same day
– Leaves Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 23:15, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:50 the following day

FROM 27 OCTOBER 2015 TO 1 JANUARY 2016:

AF 775

– Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle every Tuesday and Friday at 8:55, arrives in Bangui at 15:30 the same day
– Leaves Bangui à 17:15, arrives at Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 18:35 the same day
– Leaves Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 23:50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:30 the following day

FROM 5 JANUARY TO 23 MARCH 2016:

AF 775

– Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle every Tuesday and Friday at 9:10, arrives in Bangui at 15:45 the same day
– Leaves Bangui at 17:30, arrives at Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 18:50 the same day
– Leaves Yaoundé-Nsimalen at 23:50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6:30 the following day

BANGUI, FOURTH DESTINATION IN AFRICA SERVED WITH THE NEW CABINS

After Douala, Malabo and Yaoundé, Bangui is the fourth destination in Africa to benefit from Air France’s new travel cabins, known as “BEST”. They are currently available to:

– North America: New York*, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, Los Angeles;
– South America: Sao Paulo;
– Africa: Douala, Malabo, Yaoundé, Bangui;
– Middle East: Dubai*;
– Asia: Guangzhou, Jakarta*, Shanghai, Singapore*, Tokyo-Haneda*, Wuhan.

*the new La Première suites are available to these destinations

See the visuals of the new Air France cabins at corporate.airfrance.com and enjoy an immersive virtual tour of the BEST cabins thanks to Google Street View technology at https://goo.gl/maps/jWCBf

THE BEST OF AIR FRANCE TO AFRICA

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.

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.

PERSONALIZED SERVICES ON ROUTES TO AFRICA

Air France offers customers on its African routes tailor-made services as soon as they arrive at the airport, as well as the excellence of French in-flight service.

At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, a team of experts from the African continent is present on all flights to and from Africa, where they provide commercial assistance to passengers, taking into account the geopolitical, commercial, regulatory and cultural characteristics of each country. Air France and KLM also offer a larger baggage allowance than on the rest of the long-haul network, to most African destinations.

Around 1,000 local staff make up the Air France and KLM teams on the African continent. They receive continuous training in international industry standards, working on a daily basis to provide customers with the best of Air France and KLM.

On board, more than 2,500 cabin crew, belonging to Air France’s Africa and Middle East Division, are attentive to the specific expectations of customers on African routes. The Company offers a specific meal service, with typical African products such as chili or bissap juice in Business class.

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