Lufthansa set to take delivery of first Airbus A350

Lufthansa has confirmed the delivery date for their first Airbus A350-900 (D-AIXA, MSN 74) as Monday, December 19.

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Affer delivery, Lufthansa Technik will install cabin interiors in Munich before the German carrier will incorporate the aircraft into its fleet on February 10, serving Munich to Delhi flights.

The tickets for the inaugural flights are already available.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our first A350-900 shortly before Christmas. 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,” said Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of Lufthansas’s Munich Hub.

According to Winkelmann, the improvements include a self-service area in Business Class, new Economy Class seats, larger IFE screens and improved connectivity.

Lufthansa’s A350-900s will feature a three-class configuration, which will seat 293 passengers: 48 in Business Class, 2- in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class.

Back in September 2013, Lufthansa ordered a total 25 A350-900s. Of these, 10 will be based in Munich and 15 in Frankfurt, in order to phase out the carrier’s Airbus A340 fleet, comprised by 10 A340-300s and 21 A340-600s.


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