Over the past months Lufthansa has been ramping up the installation of their new Business Class cabin throughout the 100+ long-haul aircraft in the fleet.
In all, 24 aircraft currently have the new Business Class cabin, including ALL 11 747-8i aircraft. Additionally, 4 A340 and 9 A330 aircraft have been retrofitted with the new cabin. Of the 9 A330s, 3 of them have been recent deliveries with the new cabin already installed by Airbus while 6 were retrofitted by Lufthansa Technik.
The first A380 to have the new business class seat is currently going through the retrofit and is expected to re-enter service at the end of March. Additionally a new A380, D-AIMK, will be joining the fleet with the new seats already installed so we’ll see 2 A380s with the new seats beginning March 30.
To help you determine whether or not your flights will have the new Business Class cabin, here is a list of the tail numbers that currently have it installed:
Boeing 747-8i: D-ABYA, D-ABYC, D-ABYD, D-ABYF, D-ABYG, D-ABYH, D-ABYI, D-ABYJ, D-ABYK, D-ABYL, D-ABYM (just delivered on March 1 & not in service yet).
Airbus A330-300: D-AIKD, D-AIKE, D-AIKG, D-AIKH, D-AIKN, D-AIKM, D-AIKP, D-AIKQ, D-AIKR
Airbus A340-600: D-AIHN, D-AIHR
Airbus A340-300: D-AIGM, D-AIGS
Airbus A380: D-AIMB (expected to be completed by end of March), D-AIMK (New and enters service onMarch 30).