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The €300 million to be spent on the A330s and A380s is part of the €1 billion Air France-KLM is investing in improving its product on its long-haul routes. The company is spending €500 million on the 777s and €200 million to refurbish KLM's Boeing 747s and 777s.Air France's new cabin interior will offer seats in four classes: A first class product called La Premiere, business class, premium economy and economy. La Premiere will be offered only on 19 of the 44 777s undergoing refurbishment.Besides new seats, the airline is also upgrading the in-flight entertainment systems across the different classes.Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Alexandre de Juniac says the cabin improvements come as the carrier seeks to become one of the top three international carriers in the world by 2016 in terms of product offering.The airline group will offer standardised interiors when it receives its new long-haul jets, says Matheu. Both Air France and KLM have orders for the Boeing 787-9, and Air France also holds orders for the Airbus A350.Matheu says the group expects its first 787-9 in end-2016, and the first A350 in end-2018.The new cabin improvements will not be extended to Air France's Airbus A340s, which the carrier plans to phase out eventually and replace with the 787s, says Matheu. Air France operates 13 A340-300s, Flightglobal's Ascend Fleets database shows.

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