In this final installment that covers Lufthansa’s recent announcement concerning the Long Haul Fleet for 2015, I look at changes taking place to the A330/A340 fleet.   If you missed my previous posts concerning these updates here are the links:  PART I (747-400) , PART II (A380) , PART III (747-8i).  For the new seating charts reflecting Premium Economy across the fleet, please visit this post containing all the maps.

 

 A340-300:

 

Starting with the A340-300, beginning on April 27, cabin configuration will change from 42 Business / 225 Economy to 30 Business / 249 Economy seats on the following routes:

Frankfurt – Atlanta

Frankfurt – Bangkok (On June 3 will change to 30 Business / 28 Premium Economy / 221 Economy)

Frankfurt – Chennai

Frankfurt – Dallas

Frankfurt – Dubai

Frankfurt – Kuala Lumpur (On June 3 will change to 30 Business / 28 Premium Economy / 221 Economy)

Frankfurt – Montreal (Beginning on July 3)

Frankfurt – Nagoya (On June 3 will change to 30 Business / 28 Premium Economy / 221 Economy)

Frankfurt – Nanjing

Frankfurt – Philadelphia (Beginning on April 29)

Frankfurt – Shenyang

 

For A340-300s that are based in Dusseldorf, they will switch on May 4 from 42 Business / 225 Economy to 42 Business / 28 Premium Economy / 181 Economy seats on the following routes:

Dusseldorf – Chicago

Dusseldorf – Newark

 

A340-600:

 

Turning to the A340-600s in the fleet, several changes are in store for the routes they fly:

 

Beginning on May 14, A340-600 flying on the following routes will change from 8 First Class / 56 Business Class / 217 Economy to 8 First Class / 44 Business Class / 245 Economy Class seats.  Then on June 15 the cabin configuration will change to 8 First / 44 Business / 32 Premium Economy / 213 Economy seats:

Munich – Boston 

Munich – Chicago

 

The A340-600 will debut a 4 class cabin (8 First / 44 Business / 32 Premium Economy / 213 Economy seats) on May 12 for the following routes:

Munich – Beijing

Munich – Los Angeles

Munich – Mexico City

Munich – Newark

Munich – San Francisco

Munich – Sao Paulo

 

Beginning on July 27  the same cabin configuration will debut on:

        Munich – New York (JFK)
Beginning on August 20 the same cabin configuration will debut on:

Frankfurt – Bogota

Frankfurt – Detroit

Frankfurt – Tehran

 

For certain Premium Economy Routes that are scheduled to start in January from Munich, there will be a minor cabin layout adjustment.   Initially these A340-600s will be configured with 8 First / 56 Business / 28 Premium Economy / 189 Economy seats.   The cabin layout on the following routes will change to 8 First / 44 Business / 32 Premium Economy / 213 Economy seats:

Munich – Tokyo (HND) beginning on March 29

Munich – Hong Kong beginning on May 14

Munich – Seoul(ICN) beginning on May 14

Munich – Shanghai beginning on May 14

 

A330-300:

 

The A330 – 300 seating chart will change on May 1 from 8 First / 48 Business 161 Economy seats to 8 First / 36 Business / 193 Economy seats for the following routes.

Munich – Boston (Until May 15 when a 3 class A340-600 take over, followed by a 4 class A340 on June 15)

Munich – Charlotte

Munich – Dubai

Munich – Mumbai

Munich – New York JFK

Munich – Riyadh

Munich – Toronto

Munich – Vancouver (beginning May 14)

Munich – Washington Dulles

I know that this is a lot of information to digest, so in the event that you need more details or a deeper explanation of the changes and how they may impact your travels, please leave a comment or contact me directly.