Earlier today, I had the opportunity to review with Lufthansa their timeline and installation progress for the new long-haul Business Class cabin interior. A few weeks ago I provided data on specific tail numbers that had the new seating, this update looks more at the timeline going forward for the fleet at large.
The table below covers the entire period of the Business Class retrofit going back to 2013 and extends into mid-2015 when the retrofit is expected to be complete. If you look closely, you’ll see a noticeable decrease in the number of 747-400 aircraft going into 2015. This is as a result of Lufthansa retiring certain aircraft from service between now and next Spring. You’ll also notice large leaps between the end of 2014 and mid-2015. This is due to the fact that several long haul aircraft will be rotated out of service for maintenance and retrofit during Winter 2014/15 when fewer routes are flown with long haul aircraft.
|Y/E 2013||Q2 / 2014||Q3 / 2014||Q4 / 2014||Mid Year 2015|
|A380||0 of 11||3 of 12||5 of 12||9 of 12||12 of 12|
|A340-600||2 of 24||4 of 24||8 of 24||11 of 24||24 of 24|
|A340-300||1 of 21||10 of 18||14 of 18||15 of 18||18 of 18|
|A330-300||7 of 18||11 of 19||12 of 19||14 of 19||19 of 19|
|Boeing 747-400||0 of 19||0 of 19||1 of 17||1 of 17||13 of 13|
|Boeing 747-8i||9 of 9||13 of 13||14 of 14||14 of 14||19 of 19|
|TOTALS||19 of 104||40 of 105||52 of 104||63 of 104||105 of 105|