Lufthansa completes First Class retrofit on long-haul Munich fleet

Lufthansa long haul services
The new First Class cabin is now available on all of Lufthansa’s long-haul services from Munich Airport.

Premium passengers flying long-haul with Lufthansa from Munich Airport are now guaranteed to experience the carrier’s updated First Class cabin, after the final A340-600 was retrofitted with the new product.

According to Thomas Klühr, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Finances & Hub Munich, the milestone marks “another major step towards its goal of becoming the first 5-star airline in the western hemisphere”.

The first class cabin features eight seats – which convert into 207cm-long, 80cm-wide lie-flat beds – and the product has been awarded five stars by Skytrax.

The retrofit of the new First and Business Class cabins will continue on the remainder of the carrier’s long-haul fleet this summer.

By the end of 2015, all of Lufthansa’s long-haul aircraft will also feature a Premium Economy cabin, which the carrier says offers up to 50% more room compared to Economy. In total, 11,000 seats are being installed on 105 aircraft.