Lufthansa Group airlines continue to improve the travel experience
Carriers of the Lufthansa Group are constantly reviewing their travel processes, products and services. The group continues to adapt these to meet even higher demands, ensuring that passengers have a travel experience that is as seamless and comfortable as possible.
Austrian Airlines has started an upgrade of its fleet and expansion of its capacity in Vienna by replacing 18 Dash-8 turboprops with Airbus A320 aircraft. By 2021, ten Airbus aircraft will have replaced the current turboprops, simultaneously increasing capacity. By adding these extra aircraft, Austrian will also strengthen its hub position as a gateway to the extensive network Austrian offers from Vienna.
Brussels Airlines wins prize
Brussels Airlines has received a prestigious prize for its lounge at Brussels Airport. THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines and Lexus was named as Europe’s Leading Airport Lounge 2019 by World Travel Awards, a prestigious and globally recognized honours programme in travel and tourism. The votes are not only cast by customers, but also by travel and tourism professionals. The lounge is a unique concept, centred on comfort, technology, design and a blend of ‘Belgitude’ and Japanese hospitality. Covering an area of 2,040m2, it offers seating for 500 guests. It is divided into areas with different ambiences and features, including a central bar, seating zones and a break-out space that’s ideal for those who need to work while on the move.
Eurowings opens new lounge
Now that it has moved to Terminal 1 at Munich Airport, Eurowings has opened a new and exclusive Eurowings Lounge. The new lounge adds a comfortable waiting area to Eurowings’ range of services at the new location. The lounge is available for all BIZclass passengers as well as Miles&More status customers with a SMART-fare booking. Besides a range of snacks, drinks, various coffee specialties and water, the lounge offers free Wi-Fi. Passengers waiting in the lounge are automatically informed about their flight.
Lufthansa makes flying more climate-friendly
Lufthansa has started operations with its first Airbus A321neo, which was delivered in May. This state-of-the-art successor to the Airbus A321 uses up to 20 percent less fuel, is much quieter and emits significantly less CO2 than the previous model. The Lufthansa Group is investing almost EUR 3 billion per year in new, fuel-efficient aircraft. This is the most powerful tool the Group has to make flying as climate-friendly as possible. By 2025, forty A321neo-model aircraft will have been delivered to the Lufthansa Group airlines. In total, the company will be welcoming a new aircraft on average once every two weeks for the next ten years.
SWISS’s Premium Economy Class
SWISS will be introducing a new Premium Economy Class on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, with the aim of further strengthening its position as a premium air carrier. As a first step, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on SWISS’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet. For Economy Class travellers seeking more in-flight comfort, the new product will offer a totally new air travel experience. SWISS will be investing some CHF 40 million in installing the new seating class on its Boeing 777 fleet.
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