With the introduction of the 2016/ 17 winter schedule and underlining the importance of Mumbai on its global network, Lufthansa flies Boeing 747-8 on its Mumbai – Frankfurt route on Diwali night. Starting October 30, the ‘Queen of Skies’ will offer its passengers an enhanced comfort, experience and new technology including premium on board products like modern cabin design concepts and the most up-to-date onboard amenities in all classes. This latest flight schedule will also offer the Mumbai area residents travel choices and better connections to the Lufthansa Group Airlines’ network of 170 destinations in over 100 countries.
“Lufthansa has a presence in the India market of over 50 years and is committed to offering its passengers outstanding quality and service, in line with our philosophy of More Indian Than You Think”, said Wolfgang Will, Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. “Adding to the festive cheer, we bring the Queen of Skies to Mumbai, one of the most important cities in the world and a key destination in our global network. The deployment of Boeing 747-8 shows once again our strong commitment to the Indian market.”
On the Mumbai – Frankfurt route, the Boeing 747-8 is configured to seat 364 passengers: eight in First Class, 80 in Business Class, 32 in Premium Economy and 244 in Economy Class. Equipped with both First Class and Business Class cabins, the 747-8 will provide passengers with a chance to enjoy the exclusive Lufthansa premium travel experience. Passengers also have the opportunity to delight in the comfort of Premium Economy experience.
Flight schedule (all times local)
Lufthansa currently operates the Boeing 747-8 on its Bengaluru – Frankfurt route.
Enhanced onboard offerings and better travel experience
Each of eight First Class seats on Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 are located in front of the main deck and furnished with sound-absorbing curtains, carpets and special sound-insulating material in the aircraft’s outer skin. The passengers are offered unprecedented levels of comfort with generously sized seats which smoothly adjust to countless position and converts into a proper 208 cm X 80 cm bed and retractable privacy screen.
Passengers on Business Class experience exceptional comfort with intuitive adjustment features, additional storage space and an entertainment system featuring a 15-inch screen. The seat converts into a comfortable bed with a horizontal sleeping surface measuring 1.98 meters in length. The innovative “V”-shaped seating arrangement allows passengers greater privacy.
Premium Economy offers a comfortable travel experience with up to 50% more personal space as compared to Economy Class. Starting with a welcome drink, passenger enjoy enhanced onboard services including water bottle and a high-quality amenity kit with practical travel accessories ensuring a restful stay onboard. Passengers are also treated with an extra baggage allowance of 1 additional bag of up to 23 kilograms of weight, twice as much as in Economy Class and an access to Lufthansa Business Lounges for an extra fee.
In line with the ‘More Indian Than You Think’ philosophy, the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 offers onboard services sensitive to the requirements of Indian passengers such as Indian crew, onboard meals created by finest Indian chef in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment onboard the Boeing 747-8 assure there isn’t a dull moment with choices in latest Indian movies as well as selection of Indian music both classical and pop on the audio channel. The latest feature live streams important sports events on individual screen on board so passengers don’t miss sporting highlights on long haul flights.
Onboard internet, more fuel efficient and quieter
Moreover, passengers can also enjoy unlimited online access via FlyNet- Lufthansa’s high-speed onboard internet. The service allow them to check emails, download documents, chat with friends via Facebook and also share their exact arrival time via SMS.
The Boeing 747-8 builds upon the positive features of the Boeing 747 series, which has been Lufthansa’s long-haul workhorse for the past 40 years. Lufthansa is operating a total of 19 aircraft of this type, and will therefore be the world’s largest operator of 747-8s among passenger airlines. The “Dash 8”, as it is also known, has plenty to offer. By flying this aircraft, Lufthansa is taking a further step towards having a “three-litre fleet” (per passenger and 100 kilometres). The aircraft is 15 per cent more fuel-efficient than its predecessor model and, as a result, its CO2 emissions are around 15 per cent lower. The noise footprint of the B747-8 is 30 per cent smaller compared with the older Boeing 747-400. The official list price of a brand new Boeing 747-8 is more than 370 billion USD.