On September 13, Lufthansa will upgrade its Hong Kong-Munich service to an Airbus A350-900. The plane will take over for the A340-600 that currently serves the route. Lufthansa took delivery of this aircraft in December 2016.
Lufthansa’s A350-900 has room for 293 passengers. There are 48 business class seats, 21 premium economy seats, and 224 economy class seats. Other features of the aircraft include an updated business class with a self-serve area; a new economy class cabin design that features new seats; a wider cabin over other competitor aircraft; LED cabin lighting; larger TV screens; and compatibility with the Lufthansa Companion app.
The A350 is also efficient. It produces fewer emissions than any other aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet.
“The A350-900 is a fabulous aircraft that plays out its strengths especially on long haul flights,” said Malte Haut, Lufthansa Group’s General Manager for Sales in Hong Kong, South China, and Macau. “Our customers will enjoy more comfortable cabin pressure, higher humidity, and will arrive more refreshed after the non-stop flight at our five-star hub in Munich.”
Flight times on the route will remain unchanged. Daily flights will depart Hong Kong at 11:15pm (local time) and arrive in Munich at 5:25am the next morning. The return flight leaves Munich at 10:30pm and arrives in Hong Kong at 3:35pm the next day.
“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,” said Veli Polat, Senior Director of Sales Greater China at Lufthansa Group. “We therefore have been introducing the most advanced products and services to this market.”
However, the A350 won’t be the only aircraft on the route for long. Lufthansa recently announced that it is starting A380 service between Hong Kong and Munich in 2018 alongside the A350.