Lufthansa Group enhances its short- and medium-haul experience

Lufthansa Group enhances its short- and medium-haul experience
Published: 27 May 2019 - 12:41 p.m.
By: Aviation Business

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the inflight experience for its passengers, Lufthansa has introduced a new economy seat design that has been built from the ground up with comfort in mind. Already available on one of is A321neo aircraft, the new seating was jointly introduced three Network Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines.

Developed by Italian manufacturer Geven, the new seat features slimmed backrest that allows for more personal space, along with a 20-degree inclination. Similar improvements were done with business class seating, which can now incline to roughly 26 degrees during the cruise.

Each seat comes standard with its own USB ports, a notable feature that was previously unavailable on short-haul flights.

Paul Estoppey, head of Product Management Cabin Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines, said: "Many customer feedbacks have been incorporated into the design of the seat. We received a lot of positive feedback on the new features. We are therefore convinced that the new seat and the modern ambience of the cabin will further improve the travel comfort of our guests.”

As an increasingly popular aircraft within the European market, the Airbus A320neo was selected by the Lufthansa Group to form a central part of its future fleet.

Member airlines of the group are expected to receive over 100 brand-new A320neo aircraft by 2025.

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