Lufthansa have just announced a new first
class cabin and seat on the delivery of its first Airbus A380.
Lufthansa’s new A380 First Class will feature:
- Board aircraft directly from First Class
Lounge – No more crowded gates
- 8 Fully lie flat seats (2.07 m Length X 80cm
- In-flight power with all international adaptors
- 2 very large bathrooms (similar size to Emirates
A380 minus shower)
- Air Humidification System (available in the
The full media release from Lufthansa can be
Quietest First Class in the world with many innovations – Additional
travel comfort in Business and Economy Class – Customers’ wishes integrated
will unveil its newly developed First Class when it accepts delivery of its
first Airbus A380 today. The world’s largest and most modern commercial
aircraft promises relaxed and comfortable travel – and not only in First Class.
In Business and Economy Class on its A380, Lufthansa also offers the highest level
of passenger comfort. The generous proportions of the cabin alone create a
feeling of spaciousness.
“The A380 offers our passengers a first-rate travel
experience. The very dimensions of the Airbus A380 and its flight
characteristics make travelling on this aircraft a truly unique experience. In
all three travel classes, our passengers can enjoy the ultimate in comfort. The
exceptional and exclusive First Class concept, which was designed according to
our passengers’ wishes and needs, is particularly impressive,” said
Thierry Antinori, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board responsible
for Marketing and Sales, at the presentation of the new First Class.&nb
Developed by customers, for customers – top-flight travel in the new
Lufthansa passengers can expect a First Class experience that sets new
standards in terms of exclusivity and comfort. The first impression upon
entering the cabin is one of spaciousness, inviting passengers to relax and
unwind. Superb-quality materials plus a clear, uniform design language echo the
elegant features of the First Class Lounges and the First Class Terminal in
Frankfurt on board the A380 and provide a harmonious travel experience. The
generously proportioned, open design and exclusive ambience with simple,
distinct lines and subtle colours creates a light, appealing and inviting
atmosphere. A concept with separate cabins was deliberately rejected because at
numerous customer events, and during in-flight tests and surveys, Lufthansa
passengers expressed a clear preference for an open-plan design. However,
thanks to a flexible privacy screen, First Class guests can determine the
degree of individual privacy they desire.
In order to
adapt the new First Class concept to the actual needs of passengers, Lufthansa
customers were substantially involved in its development. From the outset,
their experiences and wishes were integrated into the design. A quiet
atmosphere is one of the most important needs of First Class customers.
Sound-absorbing curtains partition off the rest of the cabin, while special
sound-insulating material in the aircraft’s outer skin and sound-absorbing
carpeting block footstep noise and ensure the world’s quietest First Class
cabin. The atmosphere soon lets passengers forget that they are travelling by
air. Another important factor in customer comfort is the newly developed seat,
which combines ergonomics and comfort and which can be extended to create the “best bed in its class”. Measuring 2.07
metres in length and 80 centimetres in width, the comfortable bed offers plenty
of room, enabling passengers to enjoy deep, relaxing sleep. The air
humidification system — the first of its kind to be installed on a commercial
aircraft — and the lighting concept, which adjusts according to the time of
day, also contribute towards passengers’ well-being on board.
On the A380,
First Class passengers have an extraordinary amount of space. In the cabin,
overhead bins were omitted in order to provide more headroom. Instead, each
passenger has an individual closet, which is lockable, in addition to the
generous storage facilities around the seat.
just a washroom with a lavatory, First Class passengers will find a luxurious
bathroom with wash and changing areas separated from the lavatory area. The
room is well- equipped with various bath amenities and provides plenty of space
to move around in.
Successful Lufthansa Business Class provides even more comfort
travelling in Lufthansa’s successful Business Class on the A380 can enjoy the
recognised benefits of a seat that converts into a comfortable, two-metre-long
bed. Compared with the previous Business Class cabin, functionality and
user-friendliness have been further improved. A new control console for the in-flight
entertainment system has been installed. Thanks to the larger luggage bins on
the A380, Business Class passengers also have more storage space.
More individual space for Economy Class passengers
developed seat has been installed in Economy Class – as in First Class. In
cooperation with internationally renowned designers and ergonomics experts,
Lufthansa is thus offering passengers in Economy Class a maximum amount of
space. Thanks to the optimal ergonomic design and seat structure, which also
have slimmer seat backs, passengers in this travel class will also enjoy more
space and comfort. The new seat concept provides passengers with an additional
five centimetres of personal space and thanks to the slim-line seat back, they
also have more legroom at knee level.
Cinema on board – time just flies with the new in-flight entertainment
in-flight entertainment programme, which can be accessed via a personal
monitor, caters to all interests. Passengers can choose from a wide selection
of the latest feature films, a range of international music and radio channels,
and a current TV programme. New kids’ channels have been introduced, with a
varied programme for young passengers and a multi-player game mode. The 3D game
graphics, which are controlled with an external game controller, provide a
special highlight. In all travel classes on the A380, the popular service
information about the flight, the route and the flight position can be viewed
as a 3D animation. Moreover, external video cameras will be used for the first
time. Among other things, they will transmit pictures taken from the tailfin
perspective to passengers’ individual monitors.
The A380 has
a total of 526 seats, including eight in First Class, 98 in Business Class and
420 in Economy Class.