Lufthansa on Thursday unveiled its new A350-900 aircraft to the public at a special ceremony in the Lufthansa Technik Hangar in Munich.
Following an impressive light show, the long-haul aircraft was then christened and named after the city of Nuremberg, with the The Senior Mayor of Nuremberg, Dr. Ulrich Maly, taking on the role of its “godfather”.
“With the A350-900 we introduce our 2-liter fleet, a milestone in our fleet strategy as its entry into service marks a generational change on long-haul routes”, Carsten Spohr, CEO of the Lufthansa Group, said to an audience that counted over 2,000 employees and guests.
The first destinations of the A350-900 will be Delhi and Boston. The aircraft will have room for 293 passengers — 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class.
key elements of cabin outfitting have been improved to make the stay on board the A350-900 even more pleasant.
At 5.6 meters wide, the cabin of the new Airbus is more spacious than comparable models of aircraft, giving passengers the feeling of having a more generous amount of space.
Moreover, the new aircraft will provide a self-service area in Business Class, new seats in Economy Class and enhanced on-board entertainment.
The A350-900 is the world’s most advanced and most environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off than comparable types of aircraft.