Here’s your first look at Lufthansa’s new Business Class, coming 2020

Here’s your first look at Lufthansa’s new Business Class, coming 2020

FRANKFURT — Lufthansa is promising the “finest and most peaceful sleep above the clouds” with its brand new Business Class concept, which will be available for the first time in 2020 with the rollout of the Boeing 777-9.

Compared to its predecessors, the Boeing 777-9 features a considerably wider cabin. In the new Business Class, all passengers will have direct access to the aisle, made possibly by a 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 seat configuration.

The new Business Class seats, which were developed exclusively for the German premium airline, stretch to a length of 86.6 inches, with backrests that make it possible for the shoulder to sink in while lying on one’s side. This allows for the spine to stay straight while lying down. Moreover, seats feature an increased amount of personal space, more privacy as well as generous storage compartments.

Here’s your first look at Lufthansa’s new Business Class, coming 2020

Depending on their personal needs, passengers can choose between a variety of spatial configurations. For example, they can choose to have an extended-length bed or a seat with tice as much desk space.

Plus, due to digital interfaces, all functions of the seat, as well as the in-flight entertainment system, can be controlled using the passenger’s personal device. Smartphones and tablets can be recharged at the seat using wireless technology. And in the future, anyone who wants to watch movies from the extensive entertainment program will be able to watch blockbusters on much larger screens, in full HD.

“The new, ultra-modern Lufthansa Business Class creates a new global benchmark. It offers our passengers a unique travel experience,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. “We have consistently and continuously refined our range of premium products for our guests and modernized Lufthansa. Our focus is and has always been on the wishes of our customers and their specific needs. We want to provide them with the perfect travel experience. The new Business Class showcases the full innovative capacity of Lufthansa.”

In the upcoming year, there will already be certain innovations in the existing Business Class that will significant improve comfort. These include mattresses geared to aid in sleep-wellness on long, intercontinental flights as of early 2018. Plus, not only will Business Class passengers be offered new, lined blankets, they’ll also be provided with sleepwear upon request, which have thus far only been available in First Class.