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Lufthansa gears up for A350-900’s arrival at Toronto Pearson

TORONTO — When Lufthansa flight LH494 touches down at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on March 31 it will mark the first time an Airbus A350-900 has arrived in the city from Europe.

With the new aircraft Toronto will join an exclusive roster of North American cities Lufthansa connects to Munich with its new flagship long-haul aircraft, a list that includes Boston, Denver, Chicago O’Hare, Newark and Vancouver.

Flight LH494 will depart from Munich at 3:40 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Toronto on March 31 at 6:35 p.m. The return flight, LH495, will depart from Toronto at 8:25 p.m. and will arrive in Munich at 10 a.m. the next day. This Toronto-Munich flight will operate daily.

“Anyone who has flown on the A350-900, whether it be in Business Class, Premium Economy or Economy, discovers that the flying experience on this new aircraft is unlike any other,” said Hans DeHaan, Senior Director Canada, Lufthansa Group. “They experience a product that is very well in line with our company’s commitment to innovation, technology and efficiency. With our A350 aircraft, we can offer qualities and features that maximize the in-flight experience of our passengers to and from Canada.”

Billed as the world’s most advanced, environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft, the A350-900 It 25% less kerosene, produces 25% fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off compared to other aircraft, says Lufthansa.

The aircraft has space for 293 passengers with 48 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class.

Premium Economy passengers can check in two pieces of luggage at no charge, each up to 22.7 kilograms (50 lbs).