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Lufthansa welcomes its first Airbus A350-900

Posted: 18 November 2016 | International Airport Review | No comments yet

The Lufthansa Group will receive first A350-900 – allegedly the most modern long haul aircraft and which will be based at the Munich hub…

lufthansa-a390 flying from Munich to Hong Kong
  • New aircraft of the Munich Lufthansa fleet as of 19 December 2016
  • First commercial flight from Munich to Delhi on 10 February 2017
  • The most modern and environmentally friendly long haul aircraft worldwide

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 on 10 February 2017.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our first A350-900 shortly before Christmas.”

And already in February, our passengers will be able to enjoy a higher level of comfort on their flights to Delhi as we have now 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”, says Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of the Munich Hub.

Once Lufthansa has taken ownership of the aircraft on 19 December, the A350-900 will be transferred to Munich during the week leading up to Christmas. Lufthansa Technik in Munich will then install the cabin interior including the new Premium Economy Class as well as other features 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.

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