I am excited to share with you a press release that just came my way! Being in Canada, especially British Columbia, it often feels like we are a bit isolated from the rest of the world. Most often when I need to travel I need to cross the border or fly to Toronto to get going to my destination. So when a great new travel route starts right here, I am happy to share!
Today, Lufthansa announced that its Vancouver, British Columbia route will receive the airline’s new flagship, long-haul aircraft – the Airbus A350-900 – during the summer 2018 season. Beginning May 1, Lufthansa’s A350 will be operated on the daily flights from Vancouver (YVR) to Munich (MUC). The route will actively use the A350-900 until the conclusion of the summer season, on October 27, 2018.
“Placing our A350 flagship aircraft on the Vancouver route during the busy summer travel season shows how greatly we value and are committed to this market,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Lufthansa Group Vice President Airline Sales for The Americas. “Now, not only will our Vancouver passengers fly with Europe’s only 5-Star airline, but they will also encounter a significantly enhanced travel experience with many state-of-the-art features and an elevated level of comfort on board the A350-900.”
The A350-900 is the world’s most advanced, environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off. The aircraft has space for 293 passengers with 48 seats in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class. At just under 18.4 feet wide, the cabin of the new Airbus is more spacious than comparable models of aircraft.
Lufthansa’s A350-900 also offers a particularly pleasant cabin environment that makes the journey on board the aircraft even more pleasurable. In Business Class, passengers enjoy a self-service area where they can easily help themselves to snacks and drinks throughout the flight. The award-winning Economy Class, furnished in various shades of blue, features special ergonomically-formed seat upholstery and provides travelers with more personal and storage space. The A350 Economy Class was conceived by the design bureau PearsonLloyd and was awarded the German Design Award 2018 by the German Design Council. Throughout the cabin, passengers can use their own mobile device as a second screen, as well as pre-select programs from the on-board entertainment system up to six weeks prior to flight time.
Due to the aircraft’s particular construction, passengers reach their destination feeling well-rested. This is achieved through improved cabin pressure during the flight, as well as a novel LED lighting system that adjusts with the day and night-time rhythm of the passengers.
Connections and destinations
Munich International Airport is Europe’s first five-star airport and the Airport’s Terminal 2 was once again honored as the world’s number one terminal by the London-based Skytrax Institute at the 2017 World Airports Award.Together with Munich Airport, Lufthansa offers its customers a 10-star product that represents excellent quality on the ground and on board. Terminal 2, and a corresponding Satellite Building that opened in April 2016, are a joint venture between Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Flughafen Muenchen GmbH. A central hub for Lufthansa and its partner airlines, T2 includes five new Lufthansa lounges, as well as 27 additional gate positions that allow passengers to board aircraft directly without bus transportation.
Munich has a population of 1.52 million and is located north of the Bavarian Alps in the southern part of Germany. Second only to Berlin in terms of tourism, Munich is known for its Christmas Markets, Beer Gardens and Oktoberfest celebrations. Publishing, fashion, high-tech and automotive, are among the industries that comprise the city’s bustling business community, which is also the European headquarters of numerous international corporations.
Munich (MUC) – Vancouver (YVR)
- Daily flights from May 1, 2018 until October 27, 2018
**For further information and reservations visit LH.com.
One of the world’s largest, most prestigious airlines, and Europe’s only 5-Star airline, Lufthansa, serving 22 North American gateways, currently flies to 211 destinations in 74 countries. The air carrier offers hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. With the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines, additional hubs include Vienna, Brussels, and Zurich. The entire Group flew a total of 130 million passengers in 2017. In 2017’s winter schedule, the Group airlines offer almost 5,158 weekly frequencies to 193 destinations in 75 countries worldwide. As an industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleets in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-8,the Airbus A380 and the Airbus A350-900, which are some of the most environmentally-friendly passenger aircraft in the aviation industry. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was also the launch customer for the Boeing 747-8. The Lufthansa Group currently has 180 new aircraft on order to be delivered by 2025. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network. Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet now features all new onboard products in each class and is equipped with its onboard broadband wireless Internet service, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit LH.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (‘lufthansa’).