14 AUGUST 2017
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With Delta Air Lines and Hong Kong Airlines joining the Airbus A350 club last week (see story), Lufthansa also joined in to announce it will be offering flights to Hong Kong, one of the longest routes in its schedule, from 12 September on its A350-900.
Wilken Bormann, CEO of the airline’s Munich hub, said the 10,000km (about 6,200mi) route would be served by two aircraft, the fourth and fifth A350-900s due to be delivered this month and next, flying alternately.
“Passengers can now experience the world's most advanced long-haul aircraft on a flight to the Far East,” he added. “The A350-900 gives passengers an extraordinary experience and the low level of cabin pressure ensures they arrive feeling more rested.”
The first of 15 Lufthansa A350-900s arrived in Munich in February with five taking off next month to fly to Boston, Delhi and Mumbai as well as Hong Kong. The A350-900 has space for 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy. Lufthansa has placed orders for a total of 25 of the aircraft.
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