Lufthansa will become the next operator of the Airbus A350XWB when it takes delivery of its first example next month.
The German national airline has 25 A350-900 aircraft on order, which will be used to revitalise and expand its long-haul operations, taking advantage of the very latest in cabin and aircraft technologies, not to mention the improved economics of operating such a type.
Lufthansa’s first A350 is due for delivery from Toulouse on 19th December. It will have the registration D-AIXA (cn 0074).
Lufthansa plans Airbus A350 entry to service on its Munich to Delhi route on 10 February 2017, followed by Munich to Boston soon after. Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural flight.
Once Lufthansa has taken ownership of the aircraft at its Frankfurt base on 19 December, D-AIXA will be transferred to Munich during the week leading up to Christmas. Lufthansa Technik in Munich will then install the cabin interior including the new Premium Economy Class as well as other features so that the new flagship aircraft will be ready to be presented to the public at the beginning of February.
The first ten Lufthansa A350s will be based at Munich.
Remember to keep an eye on our A350 Routes Page for more information on where Lufthansa and other airlines plan to fly their A350 aircraft: http://www.airportspotting.com/airbus-a350-routes/