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13 SEPTEMBER 2021
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In conjunction with Airbus, Lufthansa is pushing ahead with a significant cabin upgrade on short- and medium-haul routes.
The first Lufthansa Airbus 321neo with what is termed “the modern Airspace Cabin” is now on the Frankfurt – Fuerteventura route.
In addition to Lufthansa, the new cabin will also be used by Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SWISS in new deliveries of the Airbus 320 family. The huge new overhead bins have a 40% larger volume and can even hold 60% more suitcases, as they can be stowed vertically in the bins.
The cabin design and the entrance area have been extensively redesigned and now appear brighter and friendlier. So-called Human Centric Lighting, a specially programmed, flexible lighting system, illuminates the cabin in warm red light, graduated intermediate tones to colder blue light. Depending on the time of day or night, the light in the aircraft cabin is thus geared to the passengers' biorhythms. Seating comfort has also been improved: the side walls of the Airspace Cabin will in future offer passengers more space in the shoulder area. In addition, the modern washrooms are even more usable for people with limited mobility.
"Regardless of the crisis, we continue to focus emphatically on a premium offering for our guests," emphasizes Heike Birlenbach, Head of Customer Experience, Lufthansa Group. "For us, premium means providing high-quality, individualized and relevant offers for all our passengers at all times. With the new Airspace Cabin, we are significantly improving the travel experience on short-haul routes."
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