Lufthansa has revealed one of its best-kept secrets and unveiled the concept for its brand new Business Class. It will be available on regular routes for the first time in 2020, with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat is the key element of the service and comfort level in the cabin, which have been improved even further. It was developed with the aim of facilitating the best and soundest sleep up above the clouds. Not only can Lufthansa passengers look forward to beds with a length of 220 cm (86.6 inches), the comfort and convenience of the seat will also ensure sweet dreams: the construction of the back rest makes it possible for the shoulder to sink in when you are lying on your side. This keeps the spine straight and makes it possible for side sleepers to benefit from ideally healthy and relaxing sleep as well.
The brand new Business Class seat was developed exclusively for the German premium airline together with Lufthansa’s customers. Over 500 passengers provided in-depth support during the development phases. Privacy and optimal sleeping comfort are two of the most important requirements for international passengers – both are satisfied perfectly by the new Business Class concept.
Compared to its predecessors, the Boeing 777-9 has a considerably wider cabin. In the new Business Class, this space is used to significantly increase the comfort level. For example, all passengers in the new Business class will have direct access to the aisle. This is made possible by a 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 seating configuration. The new seats also provide customers with substantially extended personal space, more privacy and generous storage compartments and flat surfaces. Depending on their personal needs, passengers can choose between a number of spatial configurations. For example, they can choose to have an extended-length bed or a seat with twice as much desk space. Lufthansa’s new high-end Business Class offers business and leisure travellers an incomparably luxurious, healthy and relaxing flight experience.
The new Business Class will also be setting standards from a technological point of view. Thanks to digital interfaces, all the seat functions as well as the in-flight entertainment system can be controlled using the passenger’s personal device. Smartphones and tablets can be recharged at the seat using wireless technology. And anyone wanting to watch one of the movies from the extensive entertainment programme will in future be able to experience blockbusters on much larger screens, in full HD quality.
The coming year will also see innovations in the existing Business Class that will significantly improve passengers’ comfort levels. From early 2018, mattresses that have been developed exclusively for Lufthansa will be provided on long intercontinental flights. They will enhance comfort and ensure a peaceful sleep on board. In addition, on request passengers will also be provided with sleep sweaters, which have only been available in First Class until now. Lufthansa will also be offering its Business Class passengers new blankets. They are lined, but still light, and will keep passengers warm at night.