Lufthansa has welcomed its seventh Airbus A350-900, a plane with the registration of D-AIXG, to Munich. On February 1, after a short downtime for upgrading, the “Mannheim” will take off on its first scheduled flight. With a total fleet size of seven aircraft, Lufthansa will be offering its customers six new destinations with the A350-900 in the summer flight schedule: Seoul as of February 1, New York (EWR), Chicago and Denver from March 25 onwards, and Singapore as of March 27. Vancouver will become the newest A350-900 destination on May 1. Lufthansa is already flying the most modern member of its fleet to Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Boston, Delhi and Mumbai. “When the summer flight schedule goes into effect, our passengers will be able to enjoy flights on the world’s most modern long-haul aircraft to six additional destinations. The A350-900 is quiet and fuel-efficient, with a cabin that won the German Design Award,” says Wilken Bormann, CEO Hub Munich.
In late 2017, Lufthansa won the “German Design Award 2018” in the category “Excellent Product Design”. The jury commended the creation of a unique travel environment. The Economy Class of the A350-900 has seats in various shades of blue and offers passengers additional comfort: The seats have new ergonomic cushions and more space for storing personal items. The design for the A350 Economy Class was developed by the agency PearsonLloyd Design Ltd.
The A350-900 seats 293 passengers: 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class. The aircraft is the world’s most modern and eco-friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, has 25 percent lower emissions and is significantly more quiet during take-off than comparable aircraft models. Lufthansa has ordered a total of 25 of these state-of-the-art jetliners.