Lufthansa unveils first A350 XWB

Long-range extra wide body aircraft is first of 25
Lufthansa unveiled the first of 25 new Airbus A350-900s it has on order, at a ceremony in Munich, after Lufthansa Technik completed the cabin installation.
The long-range XWB (extra wide body) aircraft was delivered to Lufthansa in December 2016 and is now ready to start flights between Munich and Delhi on February 10.
Each of the 25 Rolls-Royce Trent-powered A350-900s is valued at $310 million. They will gradually replace the Star Alliance member’s A340-600 fleet.
Seven of the 293-seat A350s will be delivered this year. The first 10 of the planes will be deployed on long-haul routes from Munich to destinations such as Delhi and Boston.
The A350 uses 25% less fuel, with 25% fewer emissions, and is much quieter on take-off. The configuration is 48 seats in business, 21 in premium economy and 224 in economy. Lufthansa’s latest cabin products include new seats, inflight entertainment and inflight connectivity in all classes.


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