German flag carrier Lufthansa has released seat-layout maps of its Airbus A320neo which illustrate the new higher-density configuration achieved with a cabin interior rejig.

The A320neo has a nominal configuration of 180 seats, although the carrier’s map – in the upper diagram – appears to show a 178-seat layout, underlining the adjustable cabin divide between business and economy class.

Comparison with the regular layout, nominally 168 seats, shows how the additional space has been created by reducing the size of the lavatory modules and shifting them aft of the rear passenger exits.

They are fitted adjacent to a smaller galley area enabling the installation of two more seat rows, accommodating up to 12 additional passengers. The forward cabin remains largely unchanged.

Lufthansa took delivery of its first A320neo, fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, on 20 January.

Lufthansa A320neo seating

Source: Cirium Dashboard