French national flag carrier Air France has unveiled the new lounge design for Terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. In a statement released on August 19, 2021, Air France says that its new iconic lounge will feature the best in French-style travel.
The new lounge is located between the boarding areas at Terminal 2F and is open from 05:30 until 22:00. The lounge is accessible free of charge for Air France passengers traveling in business class and those who are Flying Blue Elite Plus members on short and medium-haul Schengen network flights. If space is available, Air France passengers flying economy can visit the lounge for a fee of 35 euros.
The new lounge is one of the airlines’ largest taking up 3,000 square meters of space. Built over two levels, the lounge will have 570 seats.
The best architects and designers
The new lounge comes from the Jouin Manku agency, founded by Canadian architect Sanjit Manku and French designer Patrick Jouin. Guiding the creative due was the idea of levitation and grace, a lounge designed to provide passengers with a place to relax before their flights.
Air France’s decision to associate with the prestigious design team illustrates its practice of working with the world’s best architects and designers. At first glance, you will notice that the lounges’ curved features and openness point to a haven of peace and serenity in the heart of the airport. The lounge provides Air France customers a place where they can rest, freshen up, or enjoy something to eat and drink before they board their flight.
Carefully chosen to last for many years, the materials selected for the lounge include terrazzo flooring, lava stone, wood leather, and unique fabrics to provide optimum comfort. In proper Air France fashion, the colors in the lounge reflect the red, white, and blue found in the Air France livery along with the historical winged seahorse logo.
Space and connectivity on the ground floor
After crossing a walkway, Air France passengers can scan their boarding passes to access the lounge. There is also an area to leave your carry-on bag and a display cabinet featuring Air France travel accessories. Once in the lounge proper, Air France passengers will notice the large curved glass windows with runway views. The windows dominate the entire space and let in plenty of unobtrusive natural light. WiFi is available free of charge, and there are plenty of sockets for recharging mobile devices. Passengers traveling Flying Blue have their own private lounges that are accessible from the reception area.
Food and beverages are provided on both lounge levels, where Air France promotes the refinement and conviviality of French cuisine. The selections on offer change throughout the day but always available are sandwiches, salads, and hot quiches. Air France prefers to use seasonal locally sourced foods and restricts single-use plastics. Renowned sommelier Paolo Basso selected the wine list for the lounge and has provided a wide array of wines and champagnes from which to chose.
Upstairs in the lounge
Upstirs in the lounge Air France provides passengers an area where they can unwind before their flight. Subdued lighting and comfortable recliners allow you to relax while watching aircraft takeoff and land. Also, upstairs there is a Clarins treatment area along with ten showers and a changing room.
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