Lufthansa Introduces Allegris Business Class, Starting with Vancouver

By Ivan PetrenkoMar 1, 2024 22:31 PMNews
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Lufthansa is set to revolutionize its business class experience with the introduction of the new Allegris cabin this summer, marking a significant upgrade in luxury air travel. The German flag carrier has chosen Vancouver as the launch destination for its much-anticipated Allegris business class, a decision that places the city at the forefront of Lufthansa's innovative offerings.

Innovative Comfort in the Skies

The inaugural Allegris business class experience will grace the skies aboard Lufthansa's newly delivered Airbus A350 aircraft starting in May, with subsequent deployment on the Boeing 787 Dreamliners. This rollout begins with the Munich-Vancouver route, where passengers will be among the first to enjoy the elevated comfort and privacy that Allegris promises.

After years of development, the Allegris business class is a testament to Lufthansa's commitment to enhancing passenger experience. Despite some delays attributed to supplier issues, especially with the first class product, the airline is ready to offer its business class travelers an unmatched journey. The exact date in May remains unspecified, adding an element of anticipation to the upcoming travel season.

A Suite of Choices

Lufthansa's Allegris cabin introduces a range of seating options designed to cater to diverse passenger needs. Travelers can choose from the Business Class Suite, Extra Space Seat, Extra Long Bed, Privacy Seat, or Classic Seat, depending on availability. This introductory phase allows business class passengers to select their preferred seat type without any additional charges, a move that highlights Lufthansa's dedication to customer satisfaction.

Expansion Plans and Delivery Challenges

The A350 Allegris service to Vancouver is just the beginning. Lufthansa plans to extend the Allegris experience to other routes, including a service between Frankfurt Airport and Vancouver using the Boeing 787-9, and a Munich-Toronto Pearson International Airport route. However, delivery delays of new widebody aircraft have posed challenges, leading to temporary measures such as installing economy seats in the first class section for certification purposes.

A Future of Luxury and Innovation

Lufthansa's investment in the Allegris project, expected to exceed $2.5 billion by 2025, underscores its vision for the future of air travel. The airline's fleet, including the A350, 777X, and 787-9, will see the Allegris business class, while plans for a new first class cabin on the 747-8 indicate Lufthansa's ongoing pursuit of excellence. Although the A380s are excluded from the Allegris business class upgrade, the comprehensive retrofit program signifies a new era of luxury in the skies.

With Vancouver leading the way, Lufthansa's Allegris business class is poised to redefine premium air travel, offering passengers unparalleled levels of comfort, privacy, and service.

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