Air France's La Premiere suites debuts in Singapore

Air France's La Premiere suites debuts in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Singapore has been selected by Air France to be the country to launch its new first class 'La Premiere' suites.

The luxury suites, which debuted in September, are currently available on flights from Paris to Singapore and Jakarta.

The La Premiere suites underline Air France's commitment in delivering "unparalleled a la Francaise (French style) experience" that the airline stands for, said Mr Domingo De Cola, general manager for Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

To celebrate its launch, the French carrier took to the iconic Singapore Flyer to showcase the exclusive suite to the media and its business partners.

At the Flyer, guests were invited to experience being a La Premiere passenger in a capsule which was transformed into one designer cabin.

As the capsule rose into the sky, the guest was treated to champagne, an entree and a main dish by two flight attendants.

Unique as it was, the capsule had its limitations and could not showcase the true La Premiere experience.

Only four suites are available on board the Air France's Boeing 777-300 planes.

Each suite ensures optimum privacy, claims the airline, and lets the passenger have the choice of being totally or partially alone with full-length curtains and a privacy screen.

According to The Business Times, the new First Class suites also seek to recreate a fine dining experience while flying 30,000 feet in the air.

Passengers get to enjoy luxury staples of caviar and champagne, and select their preferred entrees from a menu created by French celebrity Chef Joel Robuchon.

The multi Michelin-starred chef put his signature touches in the autumn menu with dishes such as fried scallops in coralline sauce and shredded duck confit with truffle and mashed potato gratin, said The Business Times.

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