Cologne - Lufthansa continues to expand its Airbus A350-900 network. Having received the sixth copy, the flagship carrier of Germany deploys the device between Munich and Tokyo.
The A350-900 inaugurates on this route connecting Munich to Tokyo, Haneda airport from 1st December. The route was operated so far with an Airbus A340-600. "Our customers can now fly to Japan on the most advanced long-haul plane in the world," said Wilken Bormann in Munich, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa.
But the change of aircraft type means that Lufthansa will no longer offer First Class between Munich and Tokyo. The A350-900 is configured in tri-class for 293 passengers, including 48 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy.
In addition to Tokyo, the A350-900s are used from Munich to Beijing, Hong Kong, Boston, Delhi, and Mumbai.
The new aircraft will be operating the line every day during the winter season. Departures are scheduled from Munich at 15:35 (arrival at 10:55 the next day). The return flight leaves Tokyo-Haneda at 12:45 (arrival at 16:45). The duration of the flight is 11.20 hours from Germany and 12.00 from Japan for a distance of 9,382 kilometers.
The line is also operated by All Nippon Airways, a Lufthansa partner in Star Alliance.
In addition to Tokyo, the A350-900s are used from Munich to Beijing, Hong Kong, Boston, Delhi, and Mumbai. They will also be used to reopen a Munich-Singapore route at the end of March 2018, which has been suspended since 2012.
Lufthansa ordered 25 A350-900s in total. The first 15 aircraft will be based in Munich.