Air France unveils new Haute Couture First Class Suite
Air France‘s new “Haute Couture” First Class Suite will feature a seat that reclines into a bed stretching 2.01 metres long and 77 centimetres across (6 ft 7 ins and 30 inches) – one of the most spacious in the world. Each guest has a personal 24-inch (61 cm) HD touch screen, which Air France says is one of the largest ever seen on board. A total of 76 of the seats will be fitted into the airline’s 19 Boeing 777-300 jets at a cost of €50 million ($70 million).
The launch came days after the Emirati airline Etihad revealed a first-class sofa that converts into a bed extending 2.04 metres long and 66 centimetres wide, which will go into Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 planes. Singapore Airlines currently boasts the most spacious first-class seat, which it revealed in July last year at 2.08 metres by 90 centimetres.