New Business Class and Premium Economy cabins, as well as Internet access, are all part of Lufthansa’s recently completed cabin renewal program — the largest in the company’s history.
As of now, only aircraft with new cabin interiors are in scheduled service. Thus, all 106 Lufthansa long-haul aircraft in the Business and Economy Class are equipped with the latest cabins and the newest seats. In 76 aircraft, passengers can indulge in the new First Class cabins.
Lufthansa has also introduced its new Premium Economy Class on two Canadian routes, Vancouver-Frankfurt and Toronto-Frankfurt. The third Canadian Lufthansa gateway, Montreal, will launch the new class on the Montreal-Munich route on Oct. 25.
Located between Business and Economy Class, the new Premium Economy Class offers passengers more personal space and comfort, a higher level of service and excellent value.
Since 2011, Lufthansa has invested an average of around one million Euros per day in the refurbishing of the cabins. The total investment amounts to around 1.5 billion Euros. In a unique refurbishing program on all long-haul aircraft, Lufthansa Technik exchanged, modified or installed around 39,000 seats on long-haul aircraft: 600 seats in First Class, 7,000 seats in Business Class and more than 27,600 seats in Economy Class. For the new Premium Economy Class, 3,600 new seats are being installed in Lufthansa’s long-haul aircraft. From autumn onwards, passengers on all long-haul flights can travel in Premium Economy.
In addition to the new seats, inflight entertainment was lifted to a new level with the installation of new screens and an increase of the audio and video content on offer.
Also a part of the overall refurbishing was the establishment of FlyNet, which has recently become available on all long-haul flights. The broadband Internet access via an onboard WLAN (WiFi) offers passengers the opportunity to go online via the FlyNet online portal during their journey. Three-quarters of all long-haul aircraft are already equipped with a direct access to the mobile network, which enables the sending of text messages or data synchronization via one’s own mobile devices.
The new Business Class has been upgraded with cozy lying and sitting comfort. Through the push of a button, the seat can be transformed into a bed with a horizontal reclining area of 1.98 metres in length. A generous spacing to the neighbour ensures privacy. In addition, since August, the new restaurant service is being introduced on all A380 flights, as well as the Gulf and Asia routes.