Air France’s La Premiere Cabin received a Champagne Award
Air France received an award for the superior quality champagne selection served to customers flying in first class seats. The award was received by Air France executives in the Sky Awards 2018 ceremony hosted at the prestigious The Langham in London. Sky Awards are proudly sponsored by the Business Traveller magazine. The institution, which has entered its 33rd year of existence acclaims the best champagne and wine selections served by global airline carriers. For 2018, thirty-three airlines competed in a number of awards related to wine and champagne selections.
Air France’s Winning Alcoholic Beverages Selection
Air France jointly with Cathay Pacific received the Best First Class Sparkling Award. The award was jointly given to the two airline carriers for serving their customers with the renowned champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs aged since 2006 and produced in France. The particular campaign is exclusively served by Air France in its La Premiere cabin.
Air France’s champagne and wine selection is chosen by the world acclaimed Sommelier Paolo Basso. Together with publishers of the Bettane+Desseauve French Wine Guide, Thierry Desseauve and Michel Bettane, the three sommeliers have created the best wine and champagne selections for all types of flight classes in Air France. The choices for Air France’s champagne and wine lists are made after careful consideration of dry air and cabin pressure conditions that might alter the particular taste of specific alcoholic beverages. Statistics indicate that Air France roughly dispenses 800.000 bottles of wine and 750.000 bottles of champagne in the La Premiere, Business and Economy class travellers per annum.
Besides the Sky Awards 2018 prize, Air France also participated at the China Wine List of the Year Awards 2018, hosted in Shanghai. The airline carrier acclaimed the Best International Airline Wine List award for its selection of wines in the La Premiere cabin.
Quick Overview of La Premiere Suite-Cabin
Flexibility and comfort are the two words that characterise the La Premiere cabin. Travellers can move around their private suite and simultaneously enjoy uninhibited privacy. Their seat converts into a fully-flat bed of quality hotel standards or a meeting table with an ottoman couch to discuss or dine with their travel partner.