AIR FRANCE’S NEW LA PREMIÈRE SUITE VOTED “BEST FIRST CLASS BETWEEN GREATER CHINA AND EUROPE”
In January 2016, Air France received the prize for the “Best First Class between Greater China and Europe”. This award was presented as part of the Hurun Best of the Best Awards.
The awards, for brands offering luxury services, are awarded based on satisfaction surveys conducted by the Hurun Report with hundreds of wealthy Chinese people who are invited to nominate their favourite brands.
On board the Boeing 777 to Hong Kong, La Première customers enjoy a real designer suite, promising total privacy. Air France has dressed each suite with thick curtains, held back with leather tiebacks. A unique and daring concept, they enable the passenger to decide whether to be totally isolated or just partially. In an instant, the La Première seat turns into a fully flat bed over two metres long. When the curtains are closed, the partition raised and the light subdued, the suite embraces the passenger, for total privacy. During the flight, each guest has their own personal 24-inch HD touch screen, one of the largest ever offered on board.
YOUR RESIDENCE IN THE SKY
The Residence by Etihad is the airline’s ultra-luxurious and private three-room suite in the sky, a first in commercial aviation. Measuring 125 square feet in area, The Residence by Etihad features a private living room, separate en-suite shower room, bedroom with a double bed, and a dedicated Savoy Academy trained Butler to look after the needs of its discerning guests. The revolutionary cabin features a large 32“ LCD monitor in the living room and a 24“ version in the bedroom. Located on the forward upper deck of the A380, The Residence by Etihad is available for single or double occupancy.
THE CONCORDE ARRIVES IN SINGAPORE
British Airways has opened a new lounge in Terminal 1 Singapore airport: The Concorde Bar, a private area exclusive to First customers, featuring digital panoramic views of the Singapore skyline reflecting the time of day outside. The main lounge offers an upgraded space to work, relax or dine and includes artwork from established Singaporean and British artists. It is exclusively available to the airline’s First travellers.