ON VIDEO – The airline has just opened one of its largest lounges, signed by the Jouin Manku agency, at Terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, intended for short and medium-haul passengers.
Straddling the two wings of terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, is now the new and huge lounge intended for passengers in the Schengen area. Built by Groupe ADP at the request of Air France, this place brings together the two old lounges of 850 m2 in a single space of 3000 m2. It will thus be able to accommodate 570 seats spread over two levels, i.e. a flow of 2,500 people per day. It must be recognized that even at rush hour, a feeling of calm and serenity dominates in this space entirely imagined by the Jouin Manku agency founded by the Canadian architect Sanjit Manku and the French designer Patrick Jouin.
The creators have indeed given an important place to the idea of levitation, maximized the height of the ceiling and especially favored the light thanks to a colossal curved glass roof overlooking the “taxiways”. Passengers thus have the choice between quiet alcoves, benches with a view of the slopes, tables for eating or working, or even quieter spaces for resting. Terrazzo, lava stone, wood, choice of leather and fabrics, all the materials used have been rigorously selected to last over time.
The new living room also has ten showers that can be used by means of a judicious QR code system. Finally, to avoid the rush at the buffets, these have been spread over the two floors: some are dedicated to salty, others to sweet and others to drinks. The project will have cost a trifle of 19 million euros to the national company which does not skimp on the “travel experience”, as it remains in his eyes the best recipe for building customer loyalty. This investment is therefore part of the plan to upgrade the Air France product, under which the Orly and Montreal lounges have also just been renovated.