After a few years of deferred action, Air France has announced the return of La Premiere, its first class cabin that will be flying that will fly to Brazil beginning in the month of May. Passengers will have the chance to take advantage of the French airline’s exclusive service when flying that connect Paris (CDG) in the morning and Sao Paulo (GRU). We’ll look into it further.
La Premiere, Air France’s first class service returns in Brazil in the second quarter of the year. On May 9th the flag carrier of France will be offering the service every week three times for flights that depart from Paris Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), aboard the Boeing 7777 fleet. The flights on the time that La Premiere will be available include AF456 and AF459.
In July, La Premiere will be accessible daily on routes from Sao Paulo, adding the first class cabin on flight AF454 as well as AF457.
La Premiere only offers four seats and can only be found for 19 Air France aircraft, meaning it’s Air France’s most exclusive service.
Air France first class Air France first class is distinct and only available on selected Boeing 777-300 aircrafts as well as a small number of nonstop markets. Air France has 43 Boeing 777-300 planes, however, only 19 are equipped with La Premiere.
Manuel Flahault, Managing Director of the Air France-KLM Group in South America, said the following about the reinstatement of La Premiere on flights to Brazil,
As we’ve said before, La Premiere is Air France’s only first class experience. The airline has offered La Premiere in the past. Air France also provided La Premiere onboard its Airbus A380 fleet. However, Air France has closed the superjumbo phase of its history and operates smaller widebody aircraft , such as those of the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A350.
Each of the suites in La Premiere’s private rooms includes a sofa that can be turned into a bed. It is longer than two meters. The passengers are also served menus crafted by Michelin chefs and are periodically updated. They also offer a wide range of champagnes and wines as well as a 24 inch high-definition TV that offers a range of choices, and other facilities according to the airline.
For instance, in the five French cities (Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, and Nice), La Premiere passengers also get a driver who takes passengers from the airport. In Paris-Charles de Gaulle, La Premiere travelers have access to the first-class lounge that is exclusive to them.
As of March 20, 2022 Air France is offering 688 flights (roughly one-and-a-half times per week) for destinations in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
The most popular destinations for Air France in the region include Sao Paulo, with 45 flights this month; Mexico City, with 44 flights; Point-a-Pitre, with 34 flights; Fort de France, with 33 flights, and Cayenne which has 31 flights. The airline also flies to Bogota, Cancun, Buenos Aires, Fortaleza, Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Panama, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Santiago de Chile, and San Jose.