20 DECEMBER 2010


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Article from BTNews 20 DECEMBER 2010

Lufthansa's short and medium haul fleet undergo cabin revamp

Recaro the seat manufacture is busy.  Lufthansa has confirmed that it is installing some 32,000 new seats on more than 180 aircraft in its short and medium-haul fleet – within the space of just one year. Thanks to the new, ergonomically shaped seat with its slim backrest, passengers will now have more than four centimetres extra legroom and more hand luggage storage space.  The airline benefits too, Lufthansa is able to increase capacity by about 2,000 additional seats, the equivalent of 12 Airbus A320s.

In all, Lufthansa is investing about €170m in the cabin upgrade as part of a comprehensive programme to revamp the airline’s in-flight product.  Passengers travelling in Economy Class will again be offered snacks such as muesli bars and chocolate, even on domestic routes.  On cross border services of more than two hours hot meals will be available and a wide selection of beverages. www.lufthansa.com

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