Lufthansa, the flagship carrier of Germany had like all carriers a hard time during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now it seems airtravel gets more and more back on track. But Lufthansa also has to renew the aircraft fleet.
The brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was already eagerly awaited by Lufthansa and, of course, passengers. It finally brings a breath of fresh air to the long-haul fleet of the German airline, especially after the Airbus A380 fleet was almost decommissioned.
But the Dreamliner also will do Lufthansa a lot of good in the area of cost savings. The kerosene consumption of these aircraft is said to be 30% less than in their predecessors.
Unfortunately, some travelers will also be disappointed with this machine. Lufthansa has one of the oldest business calss products to date. A redesign of the business class has been in the works since 2017, which was of course delayed by the Corona pandemic. But unfortunately, the newly designed „Future Intercont Experience cabin“ has not yet been installed in this new Dreamline.
This is due to the fact that this aircraft, as well as 4 other Dreamliners ordered, were actually configured for the airlines Vistara and Hainan Airlines, but then no longer could be taken over due to the economic problems of these companies.
The new Lufthansa Business Class cabin will therefore probably not arrive until 2023.
The aircraft will be given the registration D-APBA and, as is customary with Lufthansa, a city name of a German city. The D-ABPA will be named „Berlin“.
The first flights of the „Berlin“ will be on domestic routes before it is used on the Germany – Toronto/Canada route, presumably with the start of the winter flight schedule.