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Lufthansa commemorates five years of A380 service to Houston

agosto 2, 2017

Lufthansa commemorates its fifth year of A380 service to Houston, Texas. Despite Lufthansa providing service from Frankfurt to Houston since 1985, the airline officially started operating the route with an Airbus A380 aircraft only five years ago. Now, travelers departing from Houston can experience A380 service exclusively with Lufthansa.

"We are thrilled to have reached the milestone five-year mark of A380 service to Houston. Throughout this time period, we were able to increase the capacity between Houston"™s prevalent oil and energy business, Germany and the global energy market at large. Furthermore, by servicing this gateway with our A380 flagship, Houstonians are enjoying the aircraft"™s premium products and the high level of Lufthansa customer service that we are known for," said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Vice President Airline Sales, The Americas.

In Lufthansa"™s current summer schedule, effective until October 29, seven weekly flights between Houston and Frankfurt are offered. In the winter schedule 2017/2018, the same amount of flights will remain. Flight times are approximately 11 hours between the two cities.

Modern cabin design in all travel classes
The aircraft on this route, the A380, is one of the world"™s most fuel-efficient aircraft, burning about 12 percent less fuel than other wide-body jets and is approximately 30 percent quieter than the current generation of wide-body aircraft. It is configured with 509 seats, and features the airline"™s newest on board products, including First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. Houston was the first-ever city served by this particular aircraft with Premium Economy Class before it took off to various other A380 destinations within Lufthansa"™s worldwide long-haul network.

The First Class, located on the upper deck, is the quietest cabin in commercial aviation and boasts an air humidification system "“ the first of its kind to be installed on a commercial aircraft "“ that improves air humidity to help fight off jet lag. Two large, luxurious bathrooms with separate changing and lavatory areas offer enhanced personal space and storage. The cabin"™s eight generously proportioned, ergonomic seats measure 6"™9" feet in length and 2"™7" feet in width and provide the ultimate in comfort and innovation for an exceptional travel experience.
Also located on the upper deck is the award-winning Business Class cabin with 78 seats featuring improved functionality, including more storage and a power supply that works with all worldwide connections.

The main deck is home to Lufthansa"™s new Premium Economy class, where 52 seats are situated in the forward most compartment of the A380"™s main deck. In addition to more private space with up to 50 percent more legroom, Premium Economy allows guests to travel with two pieces of luggage weighing 51 lbs. each. On board, every passenger is greeted with a welcome drink. In-flight meals are presented on menu cards and served on fine chinaware. Premium Economy passengers will also find a high-end amenity kit at their seats which includes practical travel accessories, an electrical plug and a bottle of water. In addition, passengers can also enjoy the diverse range of in-flight entertainment on a large screen in the seat in front of them. For an extra $27, passengers can relax in the comforts of the Lufthansa Business Lounges prior to their departure.

The Economy Class cabin is also found on the main deck. Each of its 371 seats features an in-seat video screen, an optimized ergonomic design and a slimmer seat back that adds two inches of personal space per passenger.

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