Each month LUFTHANSA updates the status of their Business Class retrofit progress across the long haul fleet. This month’s update confirms that 100 long-haul aircraft now feature the new Business Class cabin.
Since the July report, this is an increase of 5 additional aircraft now outfitted with the new Business Class cabin. It also means that there are ONLY 7 more left so if things remain on track the retrofit should be completed by September
Here is the breakdown by Aircraft type and then by specific aircraft registration:
The aircraft registration codes that are highlighted in green represent the newly retrofitted aircraft added to the report for this month.
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-AIKC, D-AIKD, D-AIKE, D-AIKF, D-AIKG, D-AIKH, D-AIKI, D-AIKJ, D-AIKK, D-AIKL, D-AIKM, D-AIKN, D-AIKO have all been retrofit by Lufthansa Technik.
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-AIHB, D-AIHC, D-AIHD, D-AIHE, D-AIHF, D-AIHH, D-AIHI, D-AIHK, D-AIHL, D-AIHM, D-AIHN, D-AIHQ, D-AIHR, D-AIHS, D-AIHU, D-AIHV, D-AIHW, D-AIHX, D-AIHY, D-AIHZ (All Retrofit).
Airbus A380: D-AIMB, D-AIMC, D-AIMD, D-AIME, D-AIMF, D-AIMG, D-AIMH, D-AIMI, D-AIMJ, D-AIMK, D-AIML, D-AIMM, D-AIMN. MK, ML, MM, and MN were line fit while all other A380s were retrofitted.
Boeing 747-8i: All have the new Business Class.
Boeing 747-400: D-ABTK, D-ABTL, D-ABVO, D-ABVP, D-ABVR, D-ABVT, D-ABVU, D-ABVW, D-ABVX, D-ABVY, D-ABVZ (Retrofit).
Another way to look at the progress is to see which aircraft still need to be retrofitted. Here is the list as of July 31, 2015:
A340-600: D-AI: HA, HO, HP, HT
A340-300: D-AIGP (Will be flying as a ‘Jump’ Configuration)
747-400: D-AB: VM, VS
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.