Lufthansa invests 1,500 million in modernizing their cabins
German airline Lufthansa expected all long-haul aircraft have renewed their cabins and seats from the third quarter.
Lufthansa has invested 1,500 million euros in remodeling the cabins of its planes as part of the new design standards and service on board that has been established by the German company, as reported in a statement.
A total of 39,000 seats have been replaced, modified and installed (600 in first class, 7,000 in ‘business’ class and more than 27,600 in ‘Economy’). 3,600 seats are being implemented in 106 long-haul aircraft, including the new category ‘Premium Economy’, now operational in 30 long-haul aircraft.
The airline expected from the third quarter all long-haul aircraft have been renewed with their cabins and seats, and thanks to an average investment of one million euros a day for this purpose. More importantly, Lufthansa has introduced a new concept Rates in class ‘economy’ for all European and domestic flights in Germany, so that travelers can choose from three new tariffs –
- and ‘Flex’ –
that will join next fall, and the sale of tickets will begin in summer.
The rate ‘Light’ will be for those traveling with luggage, without the possibility of rebooking or refund, while the ‘Classic’ can check a bag and seat reservation and rebook at an additional cost.
Those who purchase rate ‘Flex’ may rebook free of charge and reimbursement of the ticket at no extra charge, may take an earlier flight to purchase initially.
All passengers receive a drink and snack on board, regardless of the chosen rate, plus a hand baggage and seat selection at check-in 23 hours before departure.
In the case of customers, ‘business’, class will continue to have access to waiting rooms, will have more privacy and greater baggage allowance, plus meals and drinks served individually and not on board service in car, that will be launched this summer. New destinations addition, the group added in autumn 15 weekly flights to Tampa, Cancun, Panama, Male and Mauritius. In collaboration with Copa Airlines, the Panamanian airline and member of Star Alliance, passengers will have access to 50 destinations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Board member of the group who is also responsible for Sales, Jens Bischof, believes that this expansion of routes “impress the passengers.” “In 2015, passengers will be able to enjoy a new Lufthansa” he said.