Reaffirming its commitment to India, Lufthansa Group will deploy its newest long haul aircraft, the
Airbus A350-900 to India’s financial
capital during the summer schedule of 2017. From April 16 onwards, Mumbai
becomes the third destination worldwide to welcome the game changing aircraft.
Flying on Lufthansa’s Munich (MUC)
to Mumbai (MUM) route, the A350-900
will offer Mumbai area residents travel choices and better connections to
Lufthansa’s vast global network.
Earlier this month,
Lufthansa Group marked a key milestone in Indian aviation by starting the first
commercial operations of A350-900 to Delhi.
The Lufthansa A350-900
is the world's most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft. In
comparison with similar types of aircraft it consumes 25 percent less fuel and
produces 25 percent fewer emissions. The noise footprint is up to 50 percent
smaller than comparable aircraft models. The aircraft offers Lufthansa’s most
modern on-board product, assuring passengers the highest level of comfort in
all travel classes, with a wider cabin, self-service area in Business Class,
new seats in Economy Class, bigger windows, large TV screens, innovative mood
lighting, personalized playlist and much more. The Lufthansa A350-900 is
configured to seat 293 passengers: 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy
and 224 in Economy Class.
In addition, Lufthansa is the first airline worldwide to use
a range of different settings for the on-board lighting of the A350-900 which
are designed to fit with the day and night-time biorhythms of the passengers by
providing the right type of light at the right time. Lighting effects will also
be used to emulate a pleasant restaurant atmosphere on board during mealtimes.
Altogether, the new A350-900 LED technology can provide around 24 different
lighting settings. Following on from the A350-900, Lufthansa will also be
re-fitting its Boeing 747-800s with the new lighting system.