On December 19, 2016, the Lufthansa Group will receive its first A350-900, which is the most modern long-haul aircraft worldwide and which will be based at Lufthansa’s Munich Hub.
The first regular commercial flight will be from Munich to Delhi, starting on February 10, 2017. Tickets are available now.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our first A350-900 shortly before Christmas. And as early as February, our passengers will be able to enjoy a higher level of comfort on their flights to Delhi as we have made further improvements to key components of the A350-900’s cabin interior. This includes a newly designed self-service area in Business Class, new seats with ergonomically designed cushions in Economy Class, larger screens in all classes and improved broadband internet services”, said Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of the Munich Hub.
Once Lufthansa has taken ownership of the aircraft on December 19, the A350-900 will be transferred to Munich during the week leading up to Christmas.
In addition to other features, Lufthansa Technik in Munich will also install the cabin interior for the new Premium Economy Class so that the new flagship aircraft will be ready to be presented to the public at the beginning of February.
From February 2017 onwards, Lufthansa will station the first ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft in Munich. The first flight destinations are Delhi and Boston. The aircraft will have space for 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in the regular Economy Class section. The A350-900 is the most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft worldwide and uses 25 percent less kerosene and produces 25 percent fewer emissions. The A350-900’s noise “footprint” is up to 50 percent lower than that of comparable aircraft types.