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Lufthansa Group Introduces New Seats for Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

Lufthansa Group’s Peter Pullem (Senior Director Sales Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe) and Konstantinos Tzevelekos (General Manager Passenger Sales Greece & Cyprus) recently presented to the Greek media the new seats for Lufthansa Group's network airlines. Photo: GTP

Lufthansa Group’s Peter Pullem (Senior Director Sales Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe) and Konstantinos Tzevelekos (General Manager Passenger Sales Greece & Cyprus) recently presented to the Greek media the new seats for Lufthansa Group’s network airlines. Photo: GTP

With the start of the planned Airbus A320 Family aircraft deliveries starting in 2019, Lufthansa Group customers will be offered new seats on short- and medium-haul routes.

For the first time, the network airlines LufthansaSWISS and Austrian Airlines are jointly introducing standardized seats for a harmonised, comfortable travel experience.

“A lot of customer feedback went into designing the seat and we are pleased to have already received a lot of positive feedback on the implemented features over the course of the project,” Paul Estoppey, Head of Product Cabin Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines, said.

Features of the new seat include an innovative slim backrest and full foam seat cushions aimed to ensure a comfortable travel experience.

According to Lufthansa Group, the new, ergonomic pressure distribution and fully-structured seat upholstery will allow customers to have an ever more comfortable feeling on board.

In addition, travel becomes more comfortable not only during the flight, but also while the aircraft is taxiing, during take-off and landing: Previously, guests were seated at a 12 degree inclination during the three phases mentioned above, whereas now they will be able to rest comfortably with their backrest at 20 degrees during the whole flight. Business Class guests can also set the backrest to 26 degrees during cruising altitude.

In addition to the advantages for customers, the focus of development of the new seats was also aimed at reducing weight and maintenance costs.

The producer of the news seats, Italian manufacturer Geven, is expected to supply seats for all Airbus A320 Family aircraft to be delivered starting in 2019.

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