Lufthansa announced this week that it will delay the Premium Economy retrofit for their 747-400 aircraft until October 1. Initial plans called for the 744 fleet to have been completed by August 11. The LH reservation system has been updated to reflect this change.
Once completed, the 747-400 fleet will operate as a 3-cabin aircraft with the new Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy and will operate on the following routes:
Frankfurt – Boston (Only flight LH420 and LH421)
Frankfurt – Denver
Frankfurt – Mumbai
Frankfurt – Osaka
Frankfurt – Seattle
Frankfurt – Shanghai (Only flight LH732 and LH733)
Frankfurt – Tokyo
Frankfurt – Toronto
Frankfurt – Vancouver
Frankfurt – Washington (Only flight LH416 and LH417)
Lufthansa has begun updating their Spring/Summer 2015 timetable to reflect 2-class 747-400 service to several cities from their FRANKFURT Hub. Lufthansa has always had several aircraft in the long haul fleet outfitted for 2-class travel, however this will be new to the 747-400.
The cities that will see 2-class 747-400 aircraft are:
Osaka (effective March 29)
Seoul Incheon (effective March 29)
Tokyo Narita (effective March 29)
Toronto (effective March 8)
Vancouver (effective February 20)
First Class reservations are no longer available for booking for these destinations beginning with the effective dates noted above. I’ll provide updates as LH continues to evolve its 2014/15 timetable since I expect more announcements re: 2 class 747 service as well as additional Premium Economy announcements.