On September 13, Hong Kong will become the first destination in China and the fourth worldwide to receive Lufthansa’s A350-900.
The latest A350 model will be deployed on the daily Hong Kong – Munich service, which is currently served by the A340-600.
Flight times will remain unchanged, departing Hong Kong every day at 2315 and arriving in Munich at 0525 the following day, with the outbound leg leaving the German city at 2230 and arriving in Hong Kong at 1535 the next day.
The modern aircraft seats 293 passengers with 48 in business class, 21 in premium economy and 224 in economy class.
New features of the A350 include an improved business class with a self-service area, a new economy class cabin design with updated seat products, an LED lighting concept to help battle jet lag, digital upgrades – including larger TV screens and the “Lufthansa Companion App”, which allows passengers to make personalised play lists, improved broadband internet services and more.
“The A350-900 is a fabulous aircraft that plays out its strengths especially on long haul flights. Our customers will enjoy more comfortable cabin pressure, higher humidity and arrive more refreshed after the non-stop flight at our five-star hub in Munich,” says Malte Haut, Lufthansa Group’s general manager of sales for Hong Kong, South China and Macao.
Lufthansa has also announced it will be introducing its flagship A380 aircraft on the Hong Kong-Munich route in 2018, as part of its Munich hub expansion strategy. The A380 already serves the Hong Kong – Frankfurt route.
“Hong Kong plays a crucial role in our Asia-Pacific growth strategy and also acts as an important hub for serving passengers not only from the Greater Bay Area and Taiwan but also for transfer passengers from New Zealand and Australia. We therefore have been introducing the most advanced products and services to this market,” says Veli Polat, senior director sales Greater China Lufthansa Group Airlines.