Lufthansa Group’s namesake German subsidiary Lufthansa will receive its first Airbus A350-900 on December 19.
The aircraft will be based at Lufthansa’s secondary hub at Munich Airport, along with nine others of the 25 A350-900s it has ordered to date.
Lufthansa is configuring each of its A350-900s to seat 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class.
The carrier will operate its first scheduled long-haul flight with the A350-900 from Munich to Delhi, on February 10, 2017.
Boston will be Lufthansa’s second A350-900 destination from Munich.
Tickets for the A350-900 services are now available for purchase.
“As early as February, our passengers will be able to enjoy a higher level of comfort on their flights to Delhi as we have made further improvements to key components of the A350-900’s cabin interior,” says Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of Lufthansa’s Munich Hub.
“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,” adds Winkelmann.
Once Lufthansa has taken ownership of the aircraft on December 19, the A350-900 will be flown to Munich during the week leading up to Christmas.
In addition to installing other features, Lufthansa Technik in Munich will also install the cabin interior for the A350-900’s new Premium Economy Class.
Lufthansa will present the new aircraft to the public at the beginning of February.