Lufthansa prepares to welcome its first A350-900

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 18, 2016 18:23

Lufthansa prepares to welcome its first A350-900

On December 19, 2016, the Lufthansa Group will receive its first A350-900, 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,” says Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of the Munich Hub. “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.”

Once Lufthansa has taken ownership of the aircraft, 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.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed November 18, 2016 18:23