11 APRIL 2011

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Article from BTNews 11 APRIL 2011

Lufthansa revamps its Boeing 747 cabins

Clearly with the long-awaited introduction of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental in mind later this year Lufthansa has started the complete revamp of ten current Dash 400 series aircraft.  All the aircraft will be completed by November.

The highlight of the upgrade, which involves all cabins, is a reduction in First Class from 16 passengers to just eight.  This will ensure a quieter and more exclusive atmosphere.  The window seats will be converted into full-length, lie-flat beds with a sleeping surface measuring over two metres in length and a top-quality mattress, guaranteeing first class sleeping comfort.  Each passenger in the new First Class cabin will thus not only have a seat but also a separate bed.  Sound-absorbing curtains and sound-deadening insulation beneath the carpet will ensure that passengers enjoy the necessary peace and quiet.  As a hallmark of Lufthansa’s First Class service, top-of-the-range materials such as matt-brushed metal and scarred leather have been used throughout the cabin.

The Business and Economy Class cabins on the Boeing 747-400 are also being refurbished.  The entrance area will be revamped in the latest design, and new lavatories will be installed.  In Economy Class, passengers can put together their own entertainment programme on the back-seat monitor. www.lufthansa.com

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