• Joe Breitfeller

Air France Launches Business Class Across Domestic Network

Air France announced on Thursday that they are extending Business Class service to customers across their domestic network, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and the French regions.


Air France Airbus A319 - Courtesy Air France

Yesterday, Air France announced the launch of Business Class service across their domestic network, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and the French regions. Air France Business Class guests with a connection on a long, medium or short-haul flight to or from the French regions can enjoy seamless Business Class service and benefits throughout their entire journey at no extra cost. Customers can now book the only domestic Business Class service available in France for travel commencing February 4, 2020.


For Air France guests traveling in Business Class domestically, the airline is offering three types of fares, namely Business Leisure, Business Flex and Business Abonné. Business Leisure tickets are non-refundable but can be modified for €70. Business Flex tickets are refundable and can be changed at no additional cost, while Business Abonné tickets are refundable and modifiable at no additional cost and even allows guests to take an earlier or later flight. Economy Class customers can also upgrade to Business Class at the opening of flight check-in, 30 hours prior to departure.


Air France Business Class customers will also enjoy special benefits and services such as SkyPriority including dedicated check-in and baggage drop-off, priority security and passport control lines, priority boarding, priority transfer desks and priority baggage delivery. Additionally, Business Class guests will enjoy access to Air France lounges, including short-haul flight lounges at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Terminals F and G), Paris-Orly (Terminal 1), Bordeaux and Lyon Airports. Airline partner lounges are also available at Paris-Orly (Terminal 1A), Marseille, Nice, Toulouse and Mulhouse airports.


Business Class guests also enjoy a generous baggage allowance which allows two checked bags (up to 32kg each) as well as two carry-on bags and a personal item (weighing up to 18kg in total). Additionally, Business customers can also select their seat when booking a flight and will enjoy a dedicated catering service on short-haul flights. The offering includes a savory snack, a sweet snack, soft drinks and a selection of wines and champagnes, carefully curated by the airline’s Sommelier, Paolo Basso. The upmarket domestic business class service also includes an oshibori (hot towel) for guests to freshen up.


As an additional benefit, Air France Business customers can download unlimited newspapers and magazines on their tablet or smartphone on the Air France App from 30 hours prior to departure. Onboard, guests can enjoy Air France Connect Wi-Fi, which will be available across the entire fleet by the end of 2020. Air France Connect offers three different passes including a free “Message” pass for all customers. A “Surf” pass is available for €3 on domestic flights, €5 on flights less that two hours and €10 on flights over two hours. The high-speed-internet “Stream” pass is available for €10 on domestic flights, €15 for flights under two hours and €20 for flights over two hours.



Source: Air France

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