Air France Incorporates New Sustainable Amenities In-Flight

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Johannesburg, 20 April 2022 For many years Air France has been aware of the need to take action to support the environment, and has set itself the objective of attaining a sustainable balance between industrial growth and a reduced environmental footprint. As part of their commitment to sustainable travel, the airline has introduced two exciting, and eco-friendly amenities for passengers on board – just in time for Earth Day.

A new more eco-responsible collection of Air France comfort kits

Air France is offering its long-haul Business customers a new comfort kit. As part of an eco-responsible approach, this kit is the first model made up of 93% recycled material. This sober and elegant kit features the company’s historic winged seahorse emblem, embodying its rich history. It comes in two colours, navy blue and grey.

Special thought has also been given to its content. Each kit thus contains the following items:

  • A toothbrush and pen made of cornstarch, and ear plugs packaged in kraft paper, eliminating the use of plastic;
  • To ensure optimum comfort for customers, the large and soft sleep mask, socks, toothpaste and Clarins cosmetics are still included in the kit.  

Customers travelling in the long-haul Premium Economy cabin receive a dark blue kit with a sporty look. The kit features the accent, the symbol of the Air France brand, in a red or blue version. The content of this kit has been adapted in the same spirit:

  • A toothbrush made of cornstarch and ear plugs packaged in kraft paper
  • A sleep mask and a pair of socks.

In all cabins, the plastic packaging of each kit is now replaced by a tamper-evident seal. In addition, headsets are systematically cleaned and disinfected, allowing Air France to eliminate single-use headphone protectors and their packaging offered previously. 

Intended as a genuine gift sporting the Air France colours, these kits can be collected and taken home after the trip and used again. By offering ever more eco-friendly comfort kits, Air France is pursuing its everyday actions to reduce the use of single-use plastic on board its flights whenever possible. 

New Air France products for young travellers

In all Air France long-haul cabins, kids aged 3 to 11 with a children’s menu are now given a fun new “folder”, available in two colours, blue and light grey. Containing a host of surprises to have fun throughout the flight, this folder is also perfect for storing their passport, drawings and other souvenirs collected during the trip. Soft and sturdy, it can also be used at home.

Inside, young globetrotters will find a postcard to colour in, a box of five coloured pencils, an activity book, a set of cards, a ruler and a comfort mask to help them fall asleep like the grown-ups. Enough to keep them amused during and after their trip!

In keeping with Air France’s eco-friendly approach, this folder is made from cardboard sourced from sustainably managed forests and has no plastic wrapping.

To ensure optimum well-being for families travelling with infants under the age of 2, Air France is also introducing new products just for them. On long-haul flights in the La Première, Business and Premium Economy cabins, customers now receive an adorable recyclable cardboard box containing a cuddly toy rabbit, certified organic Castéra thermal water and a honeycomb cotton pouch. In the Economy cabin, infants are also given a recyclable cardboard box containing the new cuddly toy rabbit!

Air France remains committed to reducing carbon emissions and making sustainable changes on board their flights, making the brand one of the most sustainable airlines in the world today.

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