Lufthansa A380s get a new business class and can continue service
At least until the end of the current decade, Lufthansa will be able to keep its giant Airbus planes, which are back in service, after the outdated business class cabins will soon be rebuilt.
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr announced: Due to delays in the production and delivery of the new generation, the twin-engine widebody aircraft types – Airbus A350, Boeing 787 and 777-9 – will keep their new A380 aircraft in the fleet for an even longer period. Scheme – He writes aero.de portal.
As we wrote previously, the company recently decided to bring back the two remaining Airbus superjumbos from storage, and all eight aircraft will be based in Munich. They decided on this because capacity is in demand, passengers also like this type very well, and its operating statistics are impeccable.
Spohr did not give a specific deadline for how long they plan to keep them, but since he said the business class cabin portion of the jumbo jets will be updated, they will likely be able to stay until at least the end of the decade. Or even the early thirties.
He did not reveal details about the business class design either, so it is not known whether the A380s will be rebuilt according to the new Allegris concept, or perhaps another temporary solution will be found.
The airline also informed aero.de last The article states that the A380 will be available to five destinations starting next summer.
Passengers will be able to meet the double-decker aircraft on the route between Munich-Boston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Washington-Dulles and Delhi on the summer 2024 schedule.
We also recently reported that another large airline, British Airways, which also brought back the A380 after the pandemic, is also refurbishing the planes, but not just business class, but all parts of the cabin.