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Air France says cocoon-style seats installed on some of its planes provide more comfort and privacy. [AIR FRANCE]

Air France has added a new Boeing 777 airplane with an upgraded cabin and entertainment system to its fleet.

The new airplane will make three round trips a week between Incheon International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport until Nov. 21 and then operate on a daily basis until March 25 next year.

The upgraded business-class cabin includes cocoon-style individual seats that fold out 180 degrees, which the company says will provide more comfort and privacy. The single-person design allows passengers to directly access the aisle regardless of where the seat is located. Each seat comes with a 16-inch touchscreen.

Seats in the so-called premium economy class are 40 percent larger than seats in coach. Like in business class, the seats boast a cocoon-style design, and the leg rests can be adjusted to a wide range of angles. Each seat comes with a 12-inch screen.

Economy-class seats have received a leg-room upgrade of 2.5 centimeters (1 inch). Seat cushions and headrests have been made with softer fabric and cushions, the company said, and each seat includes a USB port for phone charging. Seats in coach are equipped with a 9-inch screen.

The in-flight selection of Korean entertainment has also been expanded. Air France has added six Korean movies and 46 foreign films with Korean dubbing as well as four Korean TV shows to the entertainment system.

BY JIN EUN-SOO [jin.eunsoo@joongang.co.kr]

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