Each month LUFTHANSA updates the status of their Business Class retrofit progress across the long haul fleet. This month’s update confirms that 73 long-haul aircraft now feature the new Business Class cabin. That means that 3 additional aircraft now sport the new Business Class Cabin as compared to their March update. However there are 2 more that will enter service in April —
In addition to the 3 retrofitted aircraft, Lufthansa’s beautiful Retro-Livery 747-8i D-ABYT (Click here for Gallery) and A380 D-AIMM will also enter service in April, bringing the total to 75 aircraft with the new business class cabin.
The aircraft registration codes that are highlighted in green represent the 3 newly retrofitted aircraft.
Here is the breakdown by Aircraft type and then by specific aircraft:
Airbus A330: D-AIKP, D-AIKQ, D-AIKR, D-AIKS (These 4 planes were line-fit meaning that they were delivered by Airbus with the seats installed). D-AIKA, D-AIKB, D-AIKD, D-AIKE, D-AIKF, D-AIKG, D-AIKH, D-AIKI, D-AIKK, D-AIKM, D-AIKN, D-AIKO have all been retrofit by Lufthansa Technik. This represents 74% of the A330 fleet.
Airbus A340-300: D-AIGM, D-AIGS, D-AIGO, D-AIGV, D-AIGT, D-AIGN, D-AIFE, D-AIGZ, D-AIFC, D-AIGX, D-AIGU, D-AIGL, D-AIFA, D-AIFD, D-AIFF, D-AIGW, D-AIGY (All Retrofit).
Airbus A340-600: D-AIHE, D-AIHF, D-AIHK, D-AIHN, D-AIHQ, D-AIHR, D-AIHS, D-AIHV, D-AIHW, D-AIHX, D-AIHB, D-AIHC, D-AIHD (All Retrofit).
Airbus A380: D-AIMM, D-AIMK, D-AIML, D-AIMB, D-AIME,D-AIMJ, D-AIMC, D-AIMI, D-AIMG, D-AIMF. MK, ML, and MM were line fit while all other A380s were retrofitted.
Boeing 747-8i: All 17 aircraft have the new Business Class. D-ABYT will enter service in April and the last 747-8i, D-ABYU will join and complete the fleet on May 1.
Boeing 747-400: D-ABVW (Retrofit).
If you have upcoming Business Class travel on Lufthansa, you can use this tool to determine if your flight will have an aircraft equipped with the new Business Class.