A new Airbus A350-900 was christened last Friday (April 29) at Munich Airport by the Bavarian Minister-President Dr. Markus Söder. The “Munich” is currently deployed from the Bavarian hub, flying to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in Canada.
Carsten Spohr, Chair of the Executive Board and CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG: “The A350 is the quietest and most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft in our fleet. With a significantly improved Business Class onboard, this aircraft also represents the beginning of one of the largest product modernizations in Lufthansa’s history. This aircraft is sustainable and offers customers a premium flight experience. The ‘Munich’ is a worthy ambassador of the Bavarian capital.”
Munich” is the first aircraft in Lufthansa’s fleet to offer guests an upgraded Business Class. All seats have direct aisle access, can be easily converted into a two-meter-long bed, offer significantly more space in the shoulder area, and have more storage space than before. The new and improved Business Class is the first step towards an extensive renewal of Lufthansa’s cabins. Next year, the carrier plans to introduce a new unparalleled top product in all classes: Economy, Premium Economy, Business, and First Class.
The Airbus A350 is already the sixth aircraft to be christened with the “Munich” name. The first Lufthansa aircraft, a Boeing 707, was named after the Bavarian capital on October 11, 1960.
Lufthansa’s fleet of Airbus A350 in Munich will soon expand from 17 to 21 of the most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft. To accelerate this modernization process, the Group had signed leases for four additional Airbus A350-900s. The new aircraft will all be used by the core brand at Munich airport, thus strengthening the carrier’s premium offering.
The A350-900 is much quieter and consumes only 2.5 liters of kerosene per passenger per 100 km, thus reducing CO2 emissions by around 30% compared with earlier models.