Lufthansa has announced that its Vancouver, British Columbia route will receive the airline’s new flagship, long-haul aircraft – the Airbus A350-900 – during the summer 2018 season.
Beginning May 1, Lufthansa’s A350 will be operated on the daily flights from Vancouver (YVR) to Munich (MUC). The route will actively use the A350-900 until the conclusion of the summer season, on October 27, 2018.
“Placing our A350 flagship aircraft on the Vancouver route during the busy summer travel season shows how greatly we value and are committed to this market,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Lufthansa Group vice president, airline sales for The Americas. “Now, not only will our Vancouver passengers fly with Europe’s only 5-Star airline, but they will also encounter a significantly enhanced travel experience with many state-of-the-art features and an elevated level of comfort on board the A350-900.”
The A350-900 is the world's most advanced, environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 per cent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off. The aircraft has space for 293 passengers with 48 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class. At just under 18.4 feet wide, the cabin of the new Airbus is more spacious than comparable models of aircraft.
Lufthansa’s A350-900 also offers both Business and Economy Class. In Business Class, passengers enjoy a self-service area where they can easily help themselves to snacks and drinks throughout the flight.
The Economy Class, furnished in various shades of blue, features special ergonomically-formed seat upholstery and provides travellers with more personal and storage space. The A350 Economy Class was conceived by the design bureau PearsonLloyd and was awarded the German Design Award 2018 by the German Design Council. Throughout the cabin, passengers can use their own mobile device as a second screen, as well as pre-select programs from the on-board entertainment system up to six weeks prior to flight time.
The aircraft also features an LED lighting system that adjusts with the day and night-time rhythm of the passengers.
Connections and destinations
Munich International Airport is Europe’s first five-star airport and the Airport’s Terminal 2 was once again honored as the world's number one terminal by the London-based Skytrax Institute at the 2017 World Airports Award.
Together with Munich Airport, Lufthansa offers its customers a 10-star product that represents excellent quality on the ground and on board. Terminal 2, and a corresponding Satellite Building that opened in April 2016, are a joint venture between Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Flughafen Muenchen GmbH. A central hub for Lufthansa and its partner airlines, T2 includes five new Lufthansa lounges, as well as 27 additional gate positions that allow passengers to board aircraft directly without bus transportation.