Lufthansa has announced that its Vancouver route will see the airline’s new flagship, long-haul aircraft – the Airbus A350-900 – during the summer season.
Beginning May 1, Lufthansa’s A350 will be operated on the daily flights from Vancouver (YVR) to Munich (MUC). The route will actively use the A350-900 until the conclusion of the summer season, on Oct. 27.
“Placing our A350 flagship aircraft on the Vancouver route during the busy summer travel season shows how greatly we value and are committed to this market,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Lufthansa Group vice-president, Airline Sales for The Americas. “Now, not only will our Vancouver passengers fly with Europe’s only 5-Star airline, but they will also encounter a significantly enhanced travel experience with many state-of-the-art features and an elevated level of comfort on board the A350-900.”
The A350-900 is the world’s most advanced, environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25% less kerosene, produces 25% fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off. The aircraft has space for 293 passengers with 48 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class. At just under 18.4 feet wide, the cabin of the new Airbus is more spacious than comparable models of aircraft.