September 3 2021  |  Airline & Terminal News

Lufthansa debuts new short-haul cabin

By Rick Lundstrom

Tomorrow, the first 321neo with Lufthansa’s Airspace Cabin will depart from Frankfurt for Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands.

In addition to Lufthansa, the new cabin will also be implemented by SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings, in new aircraft from the 320 family.

“The cabin design and entrance area have been redesigned and now appear brighter and more welcoming,” said a release from Lufthansa. “Human Centric Lighting, a specially programmed, flexible lighting system, illuminates the cabin with warm red light, graduated intermediate tones and then a colder blue light. Depending on the time of day, the light in the aircraft cabin is geared to the passengers' biorhythms.”

Seating comfort has also been improved: the sidewalls of the Airspace Cabin will offer passengers more space in the shoulder area. The modern washrooms are more user-friendly for people with limited mobility. Other changes include the overhead bins, which have a 40 percent larger volume and can accommodate 60 percent more luggage, as they can be stored vertically in the bins.

"Regardless of the crisis, we continue to focus emphatically on a premium offering for our guests," emphasizes Heike Birlenbach, Head of Customer Experience, Lufthansa Group, in today’s release. "For us, premium means providing high-quality, individualized and relevant offers for all our passengers at all times. With the new Airspace Cabin, we are significantly improving the travel experience on short-haul routes."

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