Lufthansa has started operations of its first A321neo, featuring Airbus’ new Single-Aisle Airspace cabin on short and medium-haul routes. The first A321neo took off from from Frankfurt for Fuerteventura on 4 September.
The new cabin features include slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level; better views through the windows with redesigned bezels and completely integrated window shades; 40% larger luggage compartments which can hold 60% more suitcases; the latest full LED lighting technologies; LED-lit ‘entrance area’; and new lavatories with hygienic touchless features and antimicrobial surfaces.
In addition to Lufthansa, the new cabin will also be used by Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings in new aircraft of the Airbus 320 family.
“Regardless of the crisis, we continue to focus emphatically on a premium offering for our guests,” emphasises Heike Birlenbach, Head of Customer Experience, Lufthansa Group. “For us, premium means providing high-quality, individualised and relevant offers for all our passengers at all times. With the new Airspace Cabin, we are significantly improving the travel experience on short-haul routes.”
Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Airbus, commented: “Lufthansa has once again made a choice of innovation and passenger appeal, raising the bar for the flying public at large to experience next-level, Airbus leading cabin innovations. I am delighted to welcome one of our long-term partners, Lufthansa, to become the first European operator for the A320neo Family Airspace cabin. I can’t wait to fly on one of these aircraft.”