Lufthansa has unveiled details of an innovative Business Class, which will be available for the first time in 2020 with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat is the key element of upgrades of service and comfort levels in the cabin, the airline says.
The new seat will reline into a bed with a length up to 220 centimeters (86.6 inches). It’s designed to facilitate restful sleep, and the construction of the back rest makes it possible for the shoulder to sink in when you are lying on your side, This keeps the spine straight and allows those that sleep on their sides the ability to benefit from an ideal positioning.
There will already be innovations in the existing Business Class in 2018 that will significantly improve passengers’ comfort level. Mattresses geared to aid in sleep and wellness have been exclusively developed for Lufthansa and will be provided on long, intercontinental flights. Not only will Business Class passengers be offered new, lined blankets, but on request, they will also be provided with sleepwear, which have thus far only been available in First Class.
The brand-new Business Class seat was developed exclusively for the German airline, together with Lufthansa’s customers, to which over 500 guests provided in-depth feedback during the development phases, said Harry Hohmeister, member of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, who made the announcement .
Compared to its predecessors, the Boeing 777-9 has a considerably wider cabin. In the new Business Class, this space is used to significantly increase the comfort level for passengers, he added. For example, all passengers in the new Business Class will have direct access to the aisle. This is made possible by a 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 seat configuration. The new seats also provide customers with an increased amount of personal space, more privacy, as well as generous storage compartments and flat surfaces.
“The new, ultra-modern Lufthansa Business Class creates a new global benchmark. It offers our passengers a unique travel experience,” Hohmeister said.