Thursday, 10 August 2017

Lufthansa's A350-900 Heading for Hong Kong

The German airline Lufthansa will be offering flights to Hong Kong on their brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft from September. “Our passengers can now experience the world’s most advanced long-haul aircraft for the first time on a flight to the Far East. The flight to Hong Kong is one of the longest routes in the Lufthansa flight schedule. Flying on the A350-900 gives passengers an extraordinary experience. An optimized level of cabin pressure ensures that they arrive feeling more rested” says Wilken Bormann, CEO of the Munich hub. 

Due to the flying distance to Hong Kong, around 10,000 kilometers / 6214 miles, the route will be served by two of the new Airbus jets. These two aeroplanes are scheduled to be the fourth and fifth A350-900 Lufthansa will receive from the European manufacturer.  Registered as D-AIXD and D-AIXE the extra wide body jets will arrive on 12th August and 2nd September. Lufthansa expects the A350’s maiden flight to Hong Kong will take off  place on 12th September at 10.30am, landing in Hong Kong at 3:35pm local time on 13th September.  

The German carrier made an initial order for 15 of the state-of-the-art aircraft recently increased to 25, the first of which arrived in Munich in February this year.  Lufthansa's configuration on the A350-900 provides seats for 293 passengers, there are 48 in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 224 Economy Class passenger seats. 
Photo Patrick Kuschfeld

The initial routes for these fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly aircraft will be Boston, Delhi, Mumbai and Hong Kong from their home base of Munich.  The airline will also use the aircraft to reinstate a service from Munich to Singapore, from March 2018.  

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