Lufthansa’s first Airbus 321neo with the modern Airspace Cabin has taken flight.
The new cabin will serve short and medium-haul routes, offering more seating comfort as the side walls of the Airspace Cabin will in future offer passengers more space in the shoulder area though slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level; better views through the windows with their redesigned bezels and completely integrated window shades and the largest overhead bins for 60% more bags (as they can be stowed vertically in the bins).
The cabin design and the entrance area have been extensively redesigned and now appear brighter and more welcoming with the latest full LED lighting technologies. Human Centric Lighting, a specially programmed, flexible lighting system, illuminates the cabin in warm red light, graduated intermediate tones to colder blue light. Depending on the time of day or night, the light in the aircraft cabin is thus geared to the passengers’ biorhythms.
In addition, the modern washrooms are even more usable for people with limited mobility and offer hygienic touchless features and antimicrobial surfaces.
“Regardless of the crisis, we continue to focus emphatically on a premium offering for our guests,” emphasised Heike Birlenbach, Head of Customer Experience, Lufthansa Group. “For us, premium means providing high-quality, individualised and relevant offers for all our passengers at all times. With the new Airspace Cabin, we are significantly improving the travel experience on short-haul routes.”
“Lufthansa has once again made a choice of innovation and passenger appeal, raising the bar for the flying public at large to experience next-level, Airbus leading cabin innovations”, said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International. “I am delighted to welcome one of our long term partners, Lufthansa, to become the first European operator for the A320neo Family Airspace cabin. I can’t wait to fly on one of these aircraft.”
In addition to Lufthansa, the new cabin will also be used by Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings in new aircraft of the Airbus 320 family.