Lufthansa Group has launched the ‘Allegris’ cabin product for its long-haul fleet, which will see its first-class passengers benefit from enclosed suites for the first time.
The complete overhaul of what the Germany-headquartered group describes as its “premium product” covers the seats and service in all long-haul travel classes, it said on 14 October, and will be introduced from next year.
“We want to set new, unprecedented standards for our guests,” says Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr. “The largest investment in premium products in our company’s history underpins our claim to continue to be the leading western premium airline in the future.”
Allegris will feature in Lufthansa Group’s Boeing 787-9s, 777-9s and Airbus A350s – of which the business expects to be operating a combined total of more than 100 by the late 2020s – alongside other long-haul types such as the 747-8. Lufthansa estimates the replacement effort will involve 30,000 seats.
The first-class suite features “nearly ceiling-high walls that can be closed for privacy”, Lufthansa says, while the new business-class product includes “sliding doors that completely close” and a ‘suite’ concept in the front row.
Lufthansa notes that some of its recently delivered 787-9s and A350s already feature the new business-class product.
The new economy-class cabin will improve on Lufthansa’s existing ‘sleeper row’ concept, the group says, which allows passengers to pay to lie across a row of seats, subject to availability during the check-in process or at the gate.
Lufthansa notes that the new premium economy-class product was introduced by Swiss earlier this year.
The cabin overhaul is part of an overall investment of €2.5 billion ($2.4 billion) in products and services through to 2025, Lufthansa says.