Sister carriers Air France and KLM have introduced their Light fares for their premium and business cabins on long-haul services.
Light fares, which were already available for economy seats, have been added for business, Premium Comfort (KLM) and Premium Economy (Air France) cabins on intercontinental flights from France and the Netherlands. Although this excludes routes to North America, China, Vietnam and Mauritius.
This type of fare is usually cheaper but less flexible than other types of tickets. Air France and KLM's Light fares for business class seats also do not include airport lounge access.
“The change, refund and combinability conditions of a Light fare in business and premium cabins are similar to the conditions in economy cabin,” said the airlines in a statement.
“Light fares in these three cabins are changeable at a fee, but non-refundable, and are combinable with all Light fare options across all cabins.”
Air France and KLM's Light fares for premium cabins are offered in booking classes A, S and W, and in classes O and Z for business class. The baggage allowance is the same as offered by the Economy Light ticket fare for the same route.
Passengers travelling in business and premium cabins using the Light fares still benefit from services such as priority check-in and boarding, quick disembarkation and priority baggage delivery.