Lufthansa takes delivery of its first A350 aircraft

Airbus A350-900 Lufthansa Photo by Airbus

The first Lufthansa A350-900 landed at its home airport of Munich airport yesterday.

With a total of ten aircraft, Lufthansa stations the world’s most modern long-haul fleet at the Munich hub. Captain Martin Hoell flew the A350-900 “home” today, and is thrilled: “The A350-900 is the most modern plane with the most up-to-date technical features a commercial pilot can fly.” For the cabin crew who brought the A350-900 to Munich, the event is also “a milestone that makes us very proud”, says flight attendant Annika Wittmann.

Flight LH 9921 from Toulouse landed on the southern runway, and was greeted by the fire brigade spraying arches of water as a welcome.

Airbus A350-900 LufthansaPhoto by Lufthansa

The aircraft is the first of 25 A350-900s that Lufthansa has on order. Lufthansa will deploy their first A350s on long-haul routes from Munich to Delhi and Munich to Boston. Powered by Rolls-Royce engines, Lufthansa’s A350 XWB will feature a comfortable three-class cabin layout with 48 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 224 seats in Economy. The A350 XWB is equipped with Lufthansa’s latest cabin products including new seats, an all-new inflight entertainment experience and, for the first time, inflight connectivity, offering new levels of comfort and convenience to Lufthansa’s passengers in all classes.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 810 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 43 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.