Lufthansa receives first A321neo in Frankfurt
May 22, 2019: The Lufthansa Group has received its first Airbus A321neo in Frankfurt, which will be operated by Lufthansa.
May 22, 2019: The Lufthansa Group has received its first Airbus A321neo in Frankfurt, which will be operated by Lufthansa. The Group expects more than 100 brand-new Airbus A320neo family aircraft by 2025.
Italian manufacturer Geven has designed the seats, in keeping with ergonomic pressure distribution. The backrest has been slimmed down to offer passengers more personal space. USB ports in the current and future standard, ability to set up passengers' own tablets and a special column inserted into the table to facilitate the tablet holder are among the other features of the aircraft.
"Many customer feedbacks have been incorporated into the design of the seat. We received a lot of positive feedback on the new features. We are therefore convinced that the new seat and the modern ambience of the cabin will further improve the travel comfort of our guests," says Paul Estoppey, head of product management cabin, Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines.
The first A321neo now flies for the first time with a cabin harmonized for all three network airlines - Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian. It is configured and unified in a way that it can be adapted quickly and easily when transferred between the group airlines.
Lufthansa claimed that Pratt & Whitney and CFM International's engine technologies and the aerodynamic wingtips (sharklets) will lead to a significant fuel reduction of up to 20 percent per seat kilometre. An A320neo taking off has a 50 percent smaller noise contour than other aircraft of this type, said a statement.