Lufthansa to Strengthen Premium Hub in Munich With Reactivation of A340-600s Offering First Class
Lufthansa will temporarily reactivate five Airbus A340-600s featuring First Class for summer 2022, strengthening their premium offer from Munich. In late summer 2023, the carrier will also offer A350-900 First Class service from Lufthansa’s 5-star Munich hub.
On Friday (June 25, 2021), Lufthansa announced that they will strengthen their premium hub in Munich with the temporary reactivation of five Airbus A340-600s featuring First Class for summer 2022. The carrier will also roll out their first A350-900 offering First Class at their premium 5-star Munich hub in late summer 2023. The A340-600s will feature four classes of service, including Lufthansa’s award-winning First Class with eight seats. The aircraft will operate primarily between Munich and North America and Asia. This decision was taken in response to increasing premium business and leisure demand as the industry recovers.
Prior to the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Lufthansa’s Airbus A340-600 fleet consisted of 17 aircraft, 12 of which are now in the process of being sold. T he five aircraft that will be temporarily reactivated from summer 2022 will be withdrawn and sold at a future date.
As previously reported, Lufthansa continues to make significant investments in the modernization of their fleet. Last May, the Group purchased 10 additional state-of-the-art Boeing 787-900s as well as five more Airbus A350-900s, the first of which will enter operation this winter. Additionally, throughout 2021 Lufthansa is taking delivery of a new, fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo Family aircraft every month, and will take delivery of 107 more A320neos through 2027.