Lufthansa will deploy its Boeing 747-8 aircraft – kitted out with the new business class product – on its once daily Hong Kong-Frankfurt service at the end of this month, replacing the B747-400 previously deployed on the route.
The first flight will leave Frankfurt on March 31 and fly back from Hong Kong on April 1. Flight LH796 departs Frankfurt at 2205 and arrives 1510 the next day, while the return leg LH797 takes off at 2320 and lands at 0530.
The new B747-8 is equipped with 386 seats in a three-class configuration, with eight first, 80 business and 298 economy class seats. The business class seats are split, with 32 on the upper deck and the rest on the lower. These new seats were unveiled last year (see story here) and can be converted into a fully-flat bed measuring 1.98 metres in length. The “V” shaped business class seating arrangement gives passengers "greater privacy and more personal living space,” says Frank Püttmann, head of Lufthansa group communications. For a Tried & Tested review of the product, click here.
Currently, Lufthansa has five of the fourth-generation B747 aircraft in service, including the one to be used on the Hong Kong-Frankfurt route.
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