Lufthansa declared to launch its service from Munich to Mexico City next summer. A340-600 based airbuses would start to fly from 26 March 2012. There would be five landings on Mexico City per week from Munich which will augment to those flights by Lufthansa from Frankfurtto Mexico daily. Thomas Klühr, Lufthansa German Airlines Board member said: “We are delighted to be able to offer a connection from our Munich hub to Central America. In economic terms, in particular, Mexico is gaining in importance for the Bavarian market”. Mexico City is one of world’s greatest metropolises with a population of 30 million. The city is capital of the country for its full paced political activities, business relations, social influences and cultural activitieswhile largest transport systems put it on the fore front as well. There are numerous museums with historical heritage and monuments in the city that attracts the tourists from the globe. Another amusement is diversified theatre scenes from the world. The new A340-600 airbus service will complete the distance from Munich to Mexico City in 13:00 hours and squad will find destination back to Munich from Mexico City in 11:40 hours.
Lufthansa A380 will be flying daily to Beijing from 10 April 2011 after securing traffic rights from China’s Federal Ministry of Transport Building and Urban Development. These daily traffic rights have been granted until at least 29 October 2011 Lufthansa has been operating their Airbus A380 Peking service since 1 September 2010, but with a frequency of only a few flights per week. Frankfurt – Beijing (China), from 10 April 2011 Flight Number Route Depart Arrive Frequency LH720 Frankfurt – Beijing 1720 hrs 0830 hrs +1 day Daily LH721 Peking – Beijing 1030 hrs 1440 hrs Daily
Lufthansa has announced that it has launched A380 Services to Beijing China. The aircraft which had only been delivered to the airline one week earlier is named Peking and departed Frankfurt at 17:20 hrs local time arriving in Beijing at 08:30 hrs the following morning. The return flight is scheduled to depart Beijing Thursday morning at 10:30 hrs arriving back in Frankfurt at 14:30 hrs that same day. The schedule and flight numbers are as follows: Flight Number Route Departure Arrival LH 720 Frankfurt – Beijing 17:20 hrs 08:30 hrs LH 721 Beijing – Frankfurt 10:30 hrs 14:30 hrs Initial Lufthansa A380 services from Frankfurt to Beijing will be once per week but are expected to be expanded with approval from Chinese authorities. The Lufthansa A380 is a 526 seat 3 class aircraft with 8 Lie Flat Seats in First Class, 98 seats in Business Class and 420 Seats in Economy.
Lufthansa recently unveiled details of its new Business Class cabin and seats aboard its new Airbus A380 Superjumbo, and like any new aircraft and cabin product launch plenty of details to share with you. However before I get into the details of Lufthansa A380 Business Class cabin and seat need to point out one of the stand out features that is available in all classes (not just Business and First Class) and that is the world air humidification system which increases air humidity from the normal aircraft average of 5% humidity up to 25%. This is sure to be a great feature, which will ensure passengers feel better on-board and also arrive at their destination more refreshed than ever before. Lufthansa A380 Business Class Seat Located on the upper deck behind first class the new business class cabin features 98 business class seats configured in a 2-2-2 seating arrangement, each seat measures 67 cm (26.3 inch) wide and 145-152cm long (57-59.8 inch) long (Seat and Bed configuration). These numbers look great but there is one catch, the Lufthansa A380 Business Class Seat does not convert into a true lie-flat bed, in fact the maxim inclination is only 168° rather than the 180° you get on a lie flat bed. In-flight Entertainment & Communication Options All Lufthansa A380 Business Class Seats are equipped with the following entertainment options: 10.6 inch LCD Screen that has programming in 10 different languages, and includes In-Seat USB Port for charging USB devices such as iPods In-flight power compatible with all international 30 Current Feature Films 20 Video Channels 75 TV Series/Documentaries 30 Radio Channels 200 on-demand music CDs 10 multi-player Games Niceview Moving Map/Airshow that includes flight information and video from the aircrafts 3 external cameras Satellite Phone in each seat Armed with only the above details one cannot get the full feel of how good Business Class on Lufthansa’s A380 is going to be, however going by the details we have the experience should be very good, especially with the new air humidification system. This page will be updated as more information comes to hand, also expect a flight review very soon. If you would like to know the second this page is updated or we publish more Lufthansa A380 articles, you can subscribe to the Business Travel Email List and Business Travel RSS Feed. What do you think about Business Class on Lufthansa’s Airbus A380? Also if you have flown on this aircraft how good is it? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Details of the Lufthansa A380 First Class Cabin and seats were recently unveiled during the aircraft’s handover ceremony at the Airbus plant in Hamburg Germany. Picture 1: The Lufthansa A380 First Class Seats In the long list of features of noticeable absence were suites in first class, this decision to opt for a traditional open seat plan was made after close consultation its First Class passengers; however Lufthansa has addressed the privacy debate by implementing adjustable privacy screens which raised and lowered depending on the level of privacy the passenger wanted. So let’s delve more deeply into the features in the Lufthansa A380 First Class Cabin: First Class passengers enter the Lufthansa A380 directly from the First Class lounge and into upper deck cabin which features 8 first class seats/lie-flat beds configured in a 1-2-1 seating arrangement. One of the stand-out features is the air humidification system which will raise the air humidity in the cabin from the current average of 5% up to 15 to 25%, which will go a long way to making good at the other end. Lufthansa A380 First Class Seat / Lie Flat Bed Photo 2: The Lufthansa A380 First Class Cabin and Seat Measures 80cm (2.6 feet) width X 207cm (6.8 feet) length, when in Bed configuration Patented Shape System allowing seat or lie-flat position of your choice Mattress designed by Paradies Germany’s luxury bedding experts 100% cotton Perkal Sheets by Fleuresse Individual adjustable privacy Screens Arm rests which lowers when it lie-flat position to increase surface area Turn-down service provided by flight attendants Lufthansa A380 First Class Bathroom Picture 3: Lufthansa A380 First Class Bathroom The Lufthansa A380 features two extremely large bathrooms in first class which according to Lufthansa are three times the size of an average first class bathroom; despite the size of notable absence is a shower such as what Emirates run in their A380. The two first class bathrooms feature separate changing and lavatory areas, along with personal storage space options. Additional amenities such as combs, shaving and dental sets are also available Lufthansa A380 First Class In-flight Entertainment Options In-flight entertainment wise first class features the following options: 17 Inch LCD Screen with programming in 10 Languages Over 150 Entertainment on demand options including: 30 Current Feature Films 20 Video Channels 75 TV Series/Documentaries 30 Radio Channels 200 CDs on demand 10 multi-player games In-Seat USB Port for the Charging of USB devices such as iPods and other devices Niceview in-flight moving map/Airshow and 3 External video cameras International In-flight Power points allowing you to power laptops and other electronic accessories.
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 wide) In-flight power with all international adaptors 2 very large bathrooms (similar size to Emirates A380 minus shower) Air Humidification System (available in the entire aircraft) The full media release from Lufthansa can be read below: Quietest First Class in the world with many innovations – Additional travel comfort in Business and Economy Class – Customers’ wishes integrated into design Lufthansa 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 First Class In future, 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 […]
The Lufthansa A380 Interior Cabin has finally been revealed with the release of the below Lufthansa A380 Cabin Photos. These pictures closely follow hot on the heel just the other week of the Lufthansa A380 Seat Map so analyzing both of these together we now have a better idea of what the latest A380 to fly the skies, will be like. Lufthansa A380 First Class As I revealed with release of the seat map, Lufthansa A380 First class is located on the forward upper deck will feature 8 seats in a 1-2-1 seating configuration. Unlike Singapore Airlines, Emirates & Qantas, the Lufthansa A380 First Class is a seat rather than a suite. Despite the absence of suites in first class, the cabin looks very nice indeed designed to make clever use of the available space. One of the nice touche to come out of the Lufthansa A380 First Class cabin is the two restrooms, which from the picture below look huge, perhaps as big as the Emirates A380 First Class restroom, however with the absence of the shower. Lufthansa A380 Business Class The Lufthansa A380 Business Class cabin located on the rear upper deck and features 98 seats that are set out in a 2-2-2 seating configuration. From what I have seen of these cabin photos both the Business Class and Economy Class cabin and seats looks a little dated in design, however not having the full specifications of both the Business and Economy Class cabin and seats I will need to reserve my final judgment until I have all of the details. One note from watching the Lufthansa A380 Cabin Video the business class seat is not a true lie flat seat, which is a very big disappointment. Perhaps Lufthansa thought a lie flat seat in Business would encroach too much into their First Class product. I for one think it’s crazy for an A380 Business Class not to feature a lie flat seat. Lufthansa A380 Economy Class Lufthansa A380 Economy Class cabin features 420 seats in a 3-4-3 configuration, apart from the in-seat in flight entertainment unit (IFE) the cabin and seats look older in design. In terms of seat and in-flight entertainment options again I will provide another update when more information is released from Lufthansa
Lufthansa will begin flying from Frankfurt to Rzeszów Poland from 27 April 2009, the full press release from Lufthansa can be read below: First Lufthansa flights to Rzeszów in Poland Direct from Frankfurt to south eastern Poland from summer 2009 Lufthansa is extending its route network in Poland by adding Rzeszów to its summer timetable 2009. From 27 April 2009, the Lufthansa CityLine regional airline subsidiary will begin operating five flights weekly on the Frankfurt-Rzeszów route with a Bombardier CRJ700. Rzeszów is an important economic and cultural centre in southeastern Poland. Located in the Carpathian foothills, and near the border with Ukraine and Slovakia, the City has become a major communication hub, attracting a number of companies and investors to set up bases there. Aside from the aviation industry, the City is home to automotive components and mechanical engineering firms. Alongside its business importance, Rzeszów is a major academical centre. It hosts diverse universities providing education to a current 70,000 students, principally in aviation studies and electrical engineering. “The new flights to Rzeszów will expand Lufthansa’s broad array of services in Poland. With their addition to the network, we will be offering our customers fast and convenient connections to eight Polish cities in different regions,” said Karl-Ulrich Garnadt, Executive Vice President Services and Human Resources Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. “Only a few months ago, Lufthansa augmented the existing connection ex Munich to Poznan by laying on flights there from Frankfurt as well, giving Lufthansa passengers a choice of more than 200 weekly connections to Germany’s neighbouring country. The Frankfurt to Rzeszów round-trip is available at a price as low as 99 euros. The fare in Economy includes all taxes, fees and the Lufthansa ticket charge of 10 euros, if booked online at www.lufthansa.com. Miles & More members can collect miles on the flights. Information can be obtained and flight reservations made on our website, at the Lufthansa Call Center on phone 0180 – LUFTHANSA (0180 5 83 84 26), Lufthansa travel agency partners or Lufthansa airport ticket counters. New connections at a glance Frankfurt – Rzeszów (Poland) Airports/ Three-letter code/ Time zone (Summer) Frankfurt, Terminal 1 (FRA); GMT +02:00 hours. Rzeszów-Jasionka (RZE); GMT +02:00 hours. Timetable (all times in local time; summer time) NEW from 27 April 2009) Flights: Mondays – Fridays LH3430 Frankfurt 11.30 hours – Reszów 13:15 hours1) LH3431 Reszów 13:50 hours – Frankfurt 15:40 hours1) Flight duration (average) Frankfurt – Reszów: 1 hour 45 minutes Reszów Frankfurt: 1 hour 50 minutes Distance 957 kilometres / 594 miles Aircraft type Bombardier Canadair CRJ 700 (Lufthansa CityLine) Cabin configuration 70 seats (Business / Economy) 1) Fight times may vary slightly, depending on flight day
Lufthansa has introduced new check-in terminal that promise to be faster and more reliable than their existing terminals, the full media release can be found below: Lufthansa introduces new check-in terminals Self-service check-in now faster, more flexible and more reliable The new Lufthansa check-in terminals promise to boost the convenience factor for Lufthansa passengers. On 16 February, the German flag carrier will start replacing its 300 existing check-in terminals with new upgraded ones. The first terminals will be installed at Lufthansa’s largest hub in Frankfurt and at Milan Malpensa Airport, where the recently launched airline Lufthansa Italia is based. By the end of April, all Lufthansa’s check-in terminals will be replaced throughout Europe. Besides their new, more modern design, the check-in terminals are equipped with an integrated radio frequency identification (RFID) scanner that can read passports and cards. The new terminals also have a larger monitor for easier readability. The new technology will also enable customers with a machine-readable passport or ID card to check in quickly and flexibly. Once their passport data has been scanned, passengers are checked in. In order to receive a boarding pass, they then have to enter their flight number, flight destination or booking code. Thanks to the integrated RFID technology in the card scanner, customers checking in with a Miles & More credit card with a PayPass function only have to hold their card up against the scanner in order to trigger the check-in procedure. Passengers who are already checked in but who wish, for example, to change their seat, can simply call up the check-in menu by placing the barcode printed on their boarding pass against the scanner and then make the necessary alteration. In addition, the scanner is able to record the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) data that is required by many immigration authorities before a flight departs. Passengers simply have to call up this option and then hold their passport over the scanner. Lufthansa is the first airline worldwide to use check-in terminals equipped with RFID technology. Once again the German flag carrier is assuming a pioneering role. At the beginning of the 90s, Lufthansa was the first carrier to introduce a self-service check-in service for its customers.
Lufthansa recently opened an expanded Premium Class Lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport New York; the extended and refurbished lounge covers nearly 1,500 square meters across three levels. The third level is used exclusively for First Class passengers, the second floor houses Lufthansa’s Senator lounge, and the first floor for Business Class Passengers. Resplendent in its new design, Lufthansa’s expanded and modernised lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport opened its doors to guests these days. Covering a floor area of almost 1,500 square metres on three levels, the new facilities provide twice as much space for Lufthansa’s premium customers as the original lounge before refurbishment. The highlight is the new First Class area for HON Circle members and First Class passengers. The new First Class area is located on the third level and is the first of its kind outside the Lufthansa and SWISS hubs at Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. In this exclusive atmosphere, First Class travellers and HON Circle members find all the amenities they need in order to refresh themselves and unwind or they can simply sit back and be spoilt by the attentive staff. The area has its own large reception desk, where guests are welcomed, and 27 comfortable chairs. In the separate Pre-flight Dinner area, guests can have a meal before their flight departs so that they can then sleep or relax on a night flight without any interruption. Generously proportioned shower rooms are also provided so that guests can freshen up before their flight. The Senator Lounge on the second floor, which also reflects the elegant new lounge design, has 124 seats. Comfortable relaxing armchairs invite guests to unwind and recharge their batteries. In the bistro area, snacks, a choice selection of German wines, beers and spirits are served. The Senator Lounge also has comfortable bathrooms with bathtubs and showers. On the lower floor, the completely renovated, spacious Business Lounge can accommodate up to 171 guests. It has a bistro and bar area offering a choice of snacks and drinks, a lounge area with groups of comfortable leather easy chairs and televisions and a separate work area with workstations for business travellers. “The lounge at John F. Kennedy Airport is a walk-in advertisement for Lufthansa on the American continent and is an important component of our 150-million-euro investment programme to upgrade our lounges worldwide,” says Oliver Wagner, Vice President Global Airport Products and Services at Lufthansa. “In the first three months of this year alone, we will open seven lounges, including in Mumbai and Paris.” Access to the Lufthansa lounge in New York is directly behind the security checkpoints in Terminal 1. Lounge guests therefore have only a short distance to walk to the departure gates and can relax and enjoy their stay in the new luxuriously appointed lounges. Lufthansa’s worldwide lounge service Lufthansa currently operates about 60 lounges worldwide with a total floor space of over 22,000 square […]