50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Improved travel experience - Airbus Single-Aisle Airspace cabin enters into service with Lufthansa Group

Download: Printable PDF Date: 06 Sep 2021 13:01 (UTC) categories:
Publisher:
Improved travel experience - Airbus Single-Aisle Airspace cabin enters into service with Lufthansa Group - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Germany Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Lufthansa

Lufthansa has started operations with its first A320 Family aircraft – an A321neo – featuring Airbus’ new Single-Aisle Airspace cabin. In doing so, the airline becomes the first operator in Europe to introduce the new Airspace cabin features for passengers on board A320 Family aircraft. In 2018 Lufthansa Group, a long-time A320 Family customer, chose to equip more than 80 of its new A320 Family aircraft on order from Airbus with Airspace cabins.

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. And it has a lot to offer: The huge new overhead bins have a forty percent larger volume and can even hold sixty percent more suitcases, as they can be stowed vertically in the bins.

The new Airspace features include: slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level; better views through the windows with their redesigned bezels and completely integrated window shades; the largest overhead bins for 60% more bags; the latest full LED lighting technologies; LED-lit ‘entrance area’; and new lavatories with hygienic touchless features and antimicrobial surfaces.

“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.”

"Regardless of the crisis, we continue to focus emphatically on a premium product for our guests," emphasizes Heike Birlenbach, Head of Customer Experience, Lufthansa Group. "For us, premium means providing high-quality, individualized 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 and setting a new industry benchmark."

Lufthansa has been operating the A320-family since the 1980s and has been the very first operator of the A321 and the A320neo. The airline group is one of the biggest Airbus operators worldwide.

At the end of July 2021, the A320neo Family had received more than 7,400 orders from over 120 customers worldwide.



Loading comments for Improved travel experience - Airbus Single-Aisle Airspace cabin enters into service with Lufthansa Group...


Recommended

Gazprom Neft and Aeroflot join forces to develop green aviation fuel

Gazprom Neft has entered into an agreement with Aeroflot on cooperating in producing Russia’s first ever minimum-carbon-footprint sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), under a doc...

Plans for a first 100% Electric Aircraft - Volotea, Air Nostrum & Dante Aeronautical

The consortium expects their first aircraft with this technology to be certified for flights in 2024 The 100% electric aircraft project led by Volotea, Air Nostrum and Dante Aeronautical will mean...

Welcome a special ACJ TwoTwenty cabin edition

Airbus Corporate Jets and world renowned contemporary artist Cyril Kongo, a.k.a. Mr Colorful, have jointly designed an ACJ cabin – the ACJ TwoTwenty special cabin edition by Cyril Kongo.&nb...

Liebherr exclusive provider for Lineage 1000 landing gear overhaul

Liebherr-Aerospace recently struck up an exclusive partnership with Embraer covering the overhaul services for the landing gear systems of the Lineage 1000 until 2031. The agreement marks a significan...