Seating to be deployed for first time in new Boeing 777-9s
From 2020, Lufthansa is promising its business-class customers “even more privacy and innovative features for the best possible sleep up above the clouds”, unveiling its new Business Class cabin to be deployed for the first time on the future Boeing 777-9.
Depending on their needs, travellers can choose between, for example, seats with more desk space or with a higher degree of privacy.
The concept will be available on scheduled routes for the first time in 2020 with the roll-out of the 777-9, with the new seat being the key element. It was developed “with the goal of facilitating the best and soundest sleep up above the clouds,” the airline says.
Beds will have a length of up to 2.2 metres, and the construction of the backrest “makes it possible for the shoulder to sink in when you are lying on your side”.
“The new, ultra-modern Lufthansa Business Class creates a new global benchmark. It offers our passengers a unique travel experience,” claims Harry Hohmeister, member of the executive board at Lufthansa.
“We have consistently and continuously refined our range of premium products for our guests and modernised Lufthansa. Our focus is and has always been on the wishes of our customers and their specific needs. We want to provide them with the perfect travel experience. The new Business Class showcases the full innovative capacity of Lufthansa.”
Compared to its predecessors, the 777-9 has a much wider cabin, space which, in the new Business Class, is “used to significantly increase the comfort level”. All passengers there will have direct access to the aisle in a 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 configuration.
The new seats also give more personal space, more privacy and larger storage compartments and flat surfaces. Passengers can choose between spatial configurations, such as an extended-length bed or a seat with twice as much desk space.
All the functions of the seat as well as the inflight entertainment system can be controlled using the passenger’s personal device. Smartphones and tablets can be recharged at the seat using wireless technology. And there are much larger screens, in full HD.