On December 1, 2017 Lufthansa began flying the Airbus A350-900 from Munich to Tokyo.
Just in time for the A350 launch in Tokyo, the newest member of the A350 fleet will be deployed – the Airbus A350-900, registration D-AIXF, started scheduled flights earlier this week. This brings the number of A350-900 aircraft stationed at the Munich hub up to six.
As well as Tokyo, the A350-900s fly to Beijing, Hong Kong, Boston, Delhi and Mumbai. The A350-900 has space for 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy.
On February 24, 2017 Lufthansa welcomed its second Airbus A350-900 to the Munich base. Flight LH 9921 from Toulouse landed at around 11:00 at Munich Airport. There was also a special welcome from the airport’s fire service who received the new Airbus with a ceremonial fountain of water (below). Captain Georg Obermaier carried out the transfer flight from the Airbus works in Toulouse and is full of enthusiasm for the newest member of the fleet.
Photo Above: Lufthansa.
The airline continued;
The flight crew completed their first training flights from the northern runway at Munich Airport to Leipzig. After a short interim stop, the A350-900 continued on to Cologne where it is pictured, where it landed for the first time at around 15:00.
The new aircraft has capacity to carry 293 passengers – 48 passengers in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy Class and 224 in Economy Class. The A350-900 is currently the world’s most advanced and most environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off than comparable types of aircraft.
On March 14, 2017, the second A350-900 will take off for Boston as its first flight in scheduled service.