With the A350-900 due to join Lufthansa’s fleet in early 2017, the carrier has revealed information about its new, more comfortable cabin experience.
The next generation Airbus model boasts a wider cabin, giving passengers a generous sense of space. In Lufthansa Business Class, passengers will benefit from a self-service area, where they can help themselves to a variety snacks and refrigerated drinks between meals. Economy Class has also been given an overhaul, with new ergonomically designed seats in a new colour scheme, as well as more storage space for personal items.
Connectivity and in-flight entertainment systems will also be improved to ensure customers stay entertained during the flight. Passengers in both Business and Economy Class will be able to enjoy the latest FlyNet technology and improved web surfing above the clouds, with larger screens providing a more advanced user interface.
Thanks to the special design of the A350-900, the aircraft will feature a special lighting concept as well as optimised cabin pressure, meaning customers will arrive at their destination feeling more rested. The innovative lighting concept will feature a total of 12 lighting scenarios, which will be deployed to ensure passengers’ body clocks adjust to the local time at their destination. Cabin pressure will be comparable with an altitude of 1,800 meters, versus 2,400 meters of altitude in similar aircraft models.
“We want our customers on board to feel comfortable and to arrive relaxed even after long flights. This is why we have improved passenger comfort even more in the A350-900”, says Thomas Winkelmann, CEO Lufthansa Hub Munich.
Lufthansa is stationing the first ten Airbus A350-900 aircrafts at Munich from January 2017, with initial destinations likely to be confirmed as Delhi and Boston. The aircraft will provide seating for 293 passengers: 48 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy.
The A350-900 is the world’s most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft, consuming 25 percent less fuel and producing up to 50 percent less noise than similar aircraft types in its category.