German flag carrier Lufthansa is changing its Munich to Tokyo Haneda service in December – bringing its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350 onto the route.
The swap over commences on the 1st December 2017, and is scheduled until the end of the winter timetable on 24th March 2018.
The plane will replace the existing Airbus A340-600 that is currently used on the route.
The timetable is as listed
LH714 DEPART MUC 15:35 ARRIVE HND 1055+1 LH715 DEPART HND 12:45 ARRIVE MUC 16:45 Booked equipment: Airbus A350-900 Commences with new equipment: 1st December 2018 Data: Routes Online
Switching from an Airbus A340-600 to a A350 does have some passenger experiences changes – namely:
- No Lufthansa First Class Service will be offered
- Plane is in a 3 Class configuration, made up of business, premium economy and economy class.
- Business class remains in a 2-2-2 formation
- Premium Economy will be offered in a 2-3-2 configuration.
- Economy seating will change from 2-4-2 to a 3-3-3 formation.
The new seat maps are loaded and booing is open for these flights.
Whilst the loss of first class will be of concern to some, there will be more business and economy class seats to get people over to Tokyo Haneda. More importantly, more people will pay for business class than first class – and more paid filled seats.
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