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Lufthansa showcases new Allegris cabin on first fitted Airbus A350  

Lufthansa presented its new Allegris cabin to the media at an event held at Munich airport (MUC) on April 25, 2024. 

The German airline had unveiled its new premium cabin product publicly in February 2023, but this was the first time that Lufthansa showcased it after installing it on one of its aircraft. 

The aircraft in question in question was an Airbus A350-900 registration D-AIXT, which had been delivered to Lufthansa just a few days prior on April 13, 2024

During the event, Lufthansa’s CEO, Jens Ritter, announced that the new Allegris class would be first available on A350-900 long-haul routes out of Munich. Vancouver (YVY) was chosen as the first destination, followed by Toronto (YYZ) and Montreal (YUL) in Canada. Shanghai would be the first destination in Asia, towards August or September, dependent on Airbus’ delivery schedule. Chicago and San Francisco would be the first destinations in the US to enjoy access to the Allegris class cabin. 

Jens Ritter

Although the First Class component of the Allegris cabin has been delayed due to supply chain issues, Lufthansa has decided to launch Allegris with Business, Premium Economy, and Economy class only.

The space at the front where Allegris First Class Suites will be installed have been temporarily fitted with some placeholder economy class seats, which won’t be sold to the public. A “ Lufthansa Allegris First Class Loading…” message alluding to the situation has been painted on one of the walls of the front galley.  

The airline plans to add First Class suites later on when the aircraft have to go through overhauls. The installation process, Ritter explained, could take up to six weeks, but this won’t affect the airline financially because it is aircraft downtime that has already been planned.  

The Allegris Business Class cabin has a unique feature that allows passengers to choose from five different types of seats, all available in the same cabin. The first is the enclosed mini-suite, followed by the “Throne” seats which occupy the entire central aisle space and are already in use on SWISS business class. Other seat variations include those with an extra-long, 2.20-meter bed, seats with enhanced privacy, and regular business class seats. 

The roll-out of the Allegris Cabin is part of the €2.5 billion investment program by Lufthansa to upgrade its passenger experience.  

At the same event, Lufthansa’s Chief Commercial Officer, Heiko Kreitz, mentioned a few other projects, including the revamping of the airline lounges at several key airports throughout the world and the enhancement of the airline’s inflight entertainment options through the launch of high-quality content such as new city guides. 

Kreitz also highlighted the launch of two signature catering offerings, a particular type of bread whose recipe has been developed so that it can keep its freshness even on long flights in a pressurized cabin environment, as well as a signature cocktail drink called “Avionic.” 

After the A350-900s, Lufthansa plans to roll out Allegris across the rest of its long-haul fleet. 

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