Lufthansa has unveiled a website with details about the development of its A380 superjumbo, due to go into service for the 2010 summer schedule. The website can be found at lufthansa.com/a380, and has a wealth of information about the development and technical aspects of the aircraft, as well as competitions and an image gallery.
Before frequent travellers get too excited, specific details about the seating onboard the A380 are still sketchy, but one page of the site does state that “Lufthansa’s configuration of the A380 with the three-class concept has enough seats for around 550 passengers”. So it’s unlikely that we’ll see a premium economy product introduced on this aircraft – Qantas is so far the only A380 customer with aircraft in service to use a four-class configuration.
The site confirms that first and business class seating will be on the upper deck, with economy on the main deck. Lufthansa’s first class seating will see a complete redesign, while “the new concept of business class will be progressed”.
As far as routes go, the site says that Lufthansa is “currently focusing on 20 airports across the globe as A380 destinations”, and adds that the aircraft is “set to operate primarily on the heavy frequency routes to Asia and North America”.
Visitors can sign up to a newsletter for further information as it becomes available. For more information visit lufthansa.com/a380.
Report by Mark Caswell
Useful A380 links:
- Qantas to increase A380 London service
addition businesstraveller.com’s sister site seatplans.com has detailed
seat plans of the A380 aircraft within the SIA, Emirates and Qantas
fleets, along with advice on the best seat to choose on the plane. Click here for more details.