Lufthansa is expanding its premium First Class offering with the “Suite Plus,” a separate double cabin with ceiling-high walls and an entirely closable door, large table and two wide seats that can be combined into a comfortable double bed if required.
The First Class Suite’s features are unparalleled anywhere in the world: Guests can warm or cool their nearly one-metre-wide seats in the suite according to their personal needs and connect their own mobile device to the entertainment system. Ample storage space is provided by a suite wardrobe so that travellers can comfortably change and have all their personal belongings at hand.
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Service at the highest level also awaits: The crew serves the gourmet menu at a time requested by the guests. The meal can be enjoyed in the private suites at the large First Class table, similar to a restaurant.
The First Class will be introduced in 2024, on the newly delivered Airbus A350s as part of “Lufthansa Allegris,” the airline’s new long-haul product. In the process, the company is improving the overall travel experience for customers in all travel classes: Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class.
“Allegris” is part of the largest product and service overhaul in the Lufthansa Group’s history, with a total investment of 2.5 billion euros by 2025.
“Every guest has their own understanding of premium, which is why we focus on maximum individuality and exclusivity,” said Jens Ritter, CEO Lufthansa Airlines at the launch of the ‘First Class Suite Plus’ this week in Berlin.
“The First Class Suite Plus conveys the feeling of privacy and individuality similar to a hotel room – only at an altitude of eleven kilometres.”
Business Class: More flexible than ever
For the first time, guests in Lufthansa Business Class can also look forward to their own suite, which offers even more comfort and privacy due to chest-high walls and sliding doors. Travellers in the first rows can enjoy extended personal space, a monitor up to 27 inches in size and ample storage. Each suite also offers its own wardrobe and personal minibar.
Inside, it is possible to connect the two suites so that business-class guests traveling together can enjoy a large degree of privacy.
With “Allegris,” the freedom of choice for Business Class guests has never been greater. Travellers can choose between six additional seat options, depending on whether they want an extra-long bed measuring 2.20 metres, extra space and work area, a seat with a baby bassinet, or simply an exclusive seat directly by the window. A double seat, in which the centre console can be retracted to transform it into a reclining surface for two, is also available.
High seat walls and generous shoulder space provide greater privacy in all options. The seats can be converted into a bed at least two metres long and also offer high-definition screens (4K), generously-sized dining tables, wireless charging, noise-cancelling headphones and Bluetooth connectivity.
All seats are also equipped with a heating and cooling system, giving business class travellers the flexibility to set their own temperature. For extra comfortable side sleeping, seats also feature a shoulder sink-in, allowing the shoulder to sink into the seat, increasing sleeping comfort for side sleepers. A tablet-sized control unit provides access to all seating, lighting, heating/cooling and entertainment functions. Every seat is directly accessible from the aisle.