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Italian upholstery to cover Lufthansa A320 seats

An Italian manufacturer has won a contract to produce seats for new A320 aircraft across the group’s airlines.

Lufthansa Group recently received its first A321neo in Frankfurt, which will be operated by Lufthansa itself and has a “new, improved seat for an even more comfortable travel experience”. The Italian manufacturer Geven won the contract to produce the seat.

The airline says that “the comfortable full-structure upholstery of the seat and the backrest ensure a noticeably pleasant sitting experience thanks to ergonomic pressure distribution”, and thanks to the “innovative slimming of the backrest, guests enjoy even more personal space”.

The designers have also developed a new horizontal arrangement for the literature bag above the table. In addition, instead of the previous 12 degrees during the three phases of the flight, passengers can now incline the backrest 20 degrees. Business-class guests can even adjust the backrest to 26 degrees.

Each row of seats has its own USB ports, which for the first time at Lufthansa Group will also be available on short-haul flights.

In future, the group says that passengers will be able to set up their tablets even more conveniently because a special column has been inserted into the table to facilitate a tablet holder.

“Many customer feedbacks have been incorporated into the design of the seat. We received a lot of positive feedback on the new features. We are therefore convinced that the new seat and the modern ambience of the cabin will further improve the travel comfort of our guests,” claims Paul Estoppey, head of product management cabin at Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines.

Adaptable between airlines
The first A321neo now flies for the first time with a cabin similar across all three network airlines.

The standardisation applies to all aircraft of the A320 family that will be delivered to the three hub airlines from now on, focussing on the large, cost-intensive components such as the cabin design and the galleys.

Lufthansa says that the A321neo is now configured and unified in such a way that it can be adapted quickly and easily when transferred between Lufthansa Group airlines.

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