Friday, July 22, 2011

Air France Boeing 777-200ER on Mumbai route

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
July 22, 2011

The Europe-India route is generally one of the last to get benefits of upgradation of  fleets. Change is in the air. From July 19, Air France’s Boeing 777-200ER took off for the first time from Mumbai to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

The Boeing 777-200ER seats 309 passengers in a 3-cabin configuration with 35 seats for Business, premium Economy, 24 and Economy with 250.

Good news- the aircraft is equipped with the new Air France Business Class seat. With a fixed shell seat guaranteeing the passenger’s privacy, the seat structure and environment have been redesigned to offer. a seat bed with comfortable beds (2-metres long – 61cm wide); multiple positions with the new relaxation position, with legs extended on the new fixed footrest including during the take-off and landing phases, among the most highly appreciated; simpler and more practical controls;  new, more spacious storage areas. Many features of the seat are also avaliable in Jet Airways and SIA.

“Introducing the new seats on the Mumbai-Paris sector further extends the privileged travelling experience to our business and leisure customers in India. This is a step forward in strengthening Air France’s position in the Indian market,” said Pieter De Man, General Manager, Indian Subcontinent, Air France-KLM.

Air France flies from 3 metros: Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru . On all flights departing to and arriving from India at terminal 2C at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, Air France says its Indian agents guide and inform passengers in English and Hindi. With its partner KLM, passengers can also fly daily from Delhi and Mumbai to Amsterdam.

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