Delhi will become the first long-haul destination to welcome Lufthansa’s brand new Airbus A350 aircraft.
The German national carrier will take delivery of its first A350 on 19 December 2016, and plans to base the long-haul jet in Munich. The A350 will embark on its first commercial long-haul flights from the Bavarian city to Delhi on 10 February 2017, and tickets for these flights are already on sale.
The A350 will offer 293 seats in three cabin classes, including 48 in business class, 21 in premium economy and 224 in economy.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our first A350-900 shortly before Christmas,” said Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of Lufthansa’s Munich Hub. “Already 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. 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.”
Lufthansa plans to deploy its first 10 A350s to Munich, with Boston identified as another initial destination.