Lufthansa has provided a thorough update for its 2015 timetable that will see substantial changes to fleet operations on long haul flights around the world. The changes include the removal of First Class seats from 747-400 aircraft, the introduction Premium Economy cabins throughout the long haul fleet and minor adjustments in Business Class / Economy Class seat inventory.
The announcement, first made on October 9, was quite lengthy and covered all of LH’s long haul fleet so I decided to break up the information into separate posts in the hopes that it is easier to absorb. This installment covers the 747-400 fleet, while future posts will cover other aircraft types.
The following routes will see the removal of First Class cabins on the 747-400 aircraft that fly these routes. Initially these aircraft will have Business and Economy class seats only (67 Business Seats / 322 Economy Seats per aircraft), however beginning in August Premium Economy seats will begin to appear on these routes (67 Business Seats / 32 Premium Economy Seats / 272 Economy Seats per aircraft).
Frankfurt – Vancouver beginning on March 26, 2015.
Frankfurt – Toronto beginning on March 29, 2015.
Frankfurt -Denver beginning on April 10, 2015.
Frankfurt – Shanghai beginning on May 7, 2015.
Frankfurt – Orlando beginning on May 15, 2015.
Frankfurt – Boston beginning on May 25, 2015.
Frankfurt – Osaka beginning on May 25, 2015.
Frankfurt – Washington DC (LH416/417) beginning on June 22, 2015.
Frankfurt – Mumbai beginning on June 30, 2015.
Frankfurt – Seattle beginning on June 30, 2015. A 3-Class (F/C/Y) 744 will fly FRA-SEA effective March 29. On June 29 it becomes a 744 with Biz / Prem Eco / Eco.