Air France KLM upgrades premium cabins for Dubai
Air France KLM has marked the launch of its new business class cabins on Middle East routes, at an event hosted at the One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai. The launch was attended by Flying Blue members, business class travelers and partners of both airlines. Guests included Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, and Jennes de Mol, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE
In January, KLM started offering its new business class cabin on the Dubai-Amsterdam route; Air France launched its stylish new Business Class seat to Dubai, the third destination in the world after New York and Singapore, in February 2015.
KLM’s new world business class is being transformed through cutting edge Dutch design, with new, super comfortable, full-flat seats, in-seat power and privacy canopy, and a personal entertainment system with a 17-inch screen.
In Air France’s new cabin, the seat design cocoons the passenger and adapts to the shape of each individual, from seating position to a true bed, close to two metres long. The seat is designed to offer impeccable quality of sleep and suggests a warm, contemporary room, a signature feature of Air France seats. A soft duvet and XXL-sized feather-down pillow offers optimum sleeping comfort.
The new cabins have been designed in collaboration with customers, world renowned designers, ergonomists and the group’s own experienced teams. The aim is to become a global reference in onboard comfort, service, and culinary experience, for business and leisure passengers
Speaking at the launch, Welmer Blom, area manager Middle East, Gulf and India for Air France KLM, said: “Over the last 40 years, Air France and KLM have flown millions of passengers to and from the UAE, bringing the French ‘l’Art de Vivre’ and Dutch ‘Original coolness’. Both of these new business class cabins are particularly well adapted to the business traveler of small-medium enterprises as well as larger companies in the Gulf, who are looking for excellence in comfort and service on long-haul flights, and exceptional value.”
Air France KLM connects customers to a wide range of flight options through the global hubs of Paris and Amsterdam, and onwards into the group’s extensive global networks.
“Our investment goes beyond our aircraft and we also focus on the UAE in many other ways,” said Welmer Blom. “Our Flying Blue program has added a special feature called Flying Blue Petroleum Club, dedicated to the many oil and gas industry professionals who work in this region.”