Written on 12th April 2018

Lufthansa presents new seats for Airbus A320

Lufthansa introduce standarised seats for the first time. Innovative slim backrest and full foam seat cushions ensure a comfortable travel experience. Italian manufacturer, Geven, to supply seats for all Airbus A320 Family aircraft to be delivered starting in 2019.

The new, ergonomic pressure distribution and fully-structured seat upholstery will allow Lufthansa customers to have an ever more comfortable feeling on board. The newly, innovated literature pocket has been horizontally designed, leaving a slimmer backrest, which allows flyers to enjoy more personal freedom.

In addition, travel becomes more comfortable not only during the flight, but also while the aircraft is taxiing, during take-off and landing: Previously, guests were seated at a 12 degree inclination during the three phases mentioned, whereas now they will be able to rest comfortably with their backrest at 20 degrees during the whole flight.  On top of the advantages for customers, the focus of development was also aimed at reducing weight and maintenance costs.

Business Class guests can also set the backrest to 26 degrees during cruising altitude. Paul Estoppey, Head of Product Cabin Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines says: "A lot of customer feedback went into designing the seat and we are pleased to have already received a lot of positive feedback on the implemented features over the course of the project.”

For the first time, the network airlines Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are jointly introducing standardised seats.

Source: lufthansagroup.com