Air France’s new ‘BEST’ Business Class up for a sneak preview in Toronto
Bénédicte Boulet-Denis, Marketing Correspondant, Air France KLM; Charles-Olivier Defaud, District Sales Manager, Central & Western Canada, Delta KLM Air France Alitalia; Adeline Piekham-Hsieh, General Manager Sales, Canada, Delta KLM Air France Alitalia; Steven Larkin, Director of Sales, Canada, Delta KLM Air France Alitalia.

Air France’s new ‘BEST’ Business Class up for a sneak preview in Toronto

TORONTO — Air France gave a sneak preview of its new Business class seat to Toronto travel agents, invited to experience the comfort of the seat and cabin onboard a Boeing 777-200 at Lester B. Pearson airport.

Launched in 2014, the new Business Cabin is making a gradual entry into service of the BEST-equipped Boeing 777 and will be offered until Oct. 24 to Toronto clients on its daily flight (except Saturdays) to Paris Charles de Gaulle.


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Air France is currently upgrading its long-haul products and services with the Best & Beyond project aiming to provide the best product on the market with a seats that adapt to each individual’s travel experience whether working, playing, eating or sleeping thanks to its 3-F concept.

Full Flat – the 6 foot 5 inches (196 cm) seat converts to a horizontal bed – 180 degrees – for crossing time zones without fatigue.

Full Access – the 1-2-1 configuration ensures direct access to the aisle, regardless of the seat’s location in the cabin.

Full Privacy – a protected area through the seat’s enveloping curves, providing a true bubble of privacy in the sky.

Air France’s new ‘BEST’ Business Class

Photo courtesy of Air France.

Air France’s new ‘BEST’ Business Class

Photo courtesy of Air France.

Air France’s new ‘BEST’ Business Class up for a sneak preview in Toronto

Photo courtesy of Air France.

One year after its introduction, the company is reaping the rewards of its efforts with a significant increase in its customer satisfaction ratings both with SkyTrax and World Airline Awards, and was awarded the world’s most improved airline in 2015.

“Toronto’s gradual introduction will continue for the winter season as 50 % of our flights will feature the comfort of the Best cabins,” says Jean-Noel Rault, Vice-President and General Manager for AIR FRANCE KLM in Canada.

Air France and KLM operate 72 weekly flights to Europe until the end of October. Canada wide, in the winter season, the offer will be adjusted to 52 flights a week including dailies by both brands to Toronto and Montreal.

As part of a transatlantic joint-venture, Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia jointly operate over 250 transatlantic flights operated daily, representing close to 25% of total capacity between Europe and North America.