Lufthansa is taking delivery of the first of 60 new Airbus A320 family aircraft with the new jets bringing ‘considerable improvements in terms of customer comfort’. Usable cabin width, for example, has been increased, which will especially benefit passengers in window seats, giving them more room at shoulder height. New window surrounds make the windows appear larger, which also adds to the feeling of space. The overhead bins have been enlarged to provide more stowage space for passengers. Moreover, improved insulation in the outer cladding will reduce noise levels in the cabin, thereby further enhancing the travel experience.
The modern, light cabin design also gives a foretaste of the future interior of the A380 as well as of the Airbus A340-600 aircraft ordered by Lufthansa, which are due for delivery. The individual passenger control units with an air vent, reading light and flight attendant call button have also been remodelled in keeping with the new design of the future Lufthansa flagship. The cabin wall and ceiling panels have likewise been redesigned.
The Airbus on order are highly fuel efficient, low-noise, low-emission aircraft that will enable Lufthansa to continue to achieve environmentally sound, climate-friendly growth. Lufthansa has ordered 170 aircraft with a list price of more than 14 billion euros as part of its policy of fleet modernisation and planned capacity growth. The Lufthansa Group fleet currently comprises 500 aircraft.