Air France Unveils New La Première, a Designer Suite


Air France unveiled its new La Première suite at a special event in Shanghai, China, this week.

The La Première suite will progressively equip 19 Air France Boeing 777-300 starting in September.

The new La Première cabin has four exclusive individual suites designed to ensure optimum privacy and enabling customers to be totally or partially alone, in absolute comfort. The large seat adapts to any morphology and promotes rest and relaxation. The seat turns into a fully flat bed over two metres long. The armrests are fully retractable giving 77 cm of space. Each guest has a personal 24-inch HD touch screen, one of the largest ever seen on board.

When passengers are ready to sleep, crew members install a mattress on the seat, they are then given a pillow and a Sofitel My Bed duvet.

Air France dresses each suite with thick curtains, held back with leather tiebacks. A unique concept, they enable the passenger to decide whether to be totally isolated or just partially. Once the curtains are closed, the passenger has the feeling of being alone at home, totally enclosed in their private cabin. The La Première suite then becomes a vast, totally private space, with three square metres available for each guest.

The suite can also be enjoyed with a fellow passenger. Opposite the seat, a comfortable ottoman enables the passenger to invite a guest for dinner or simply for a conversation. The suite in turn then becomes a drawing room, a restaurant, or a work area.