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Lufthansa Reveals Allegris Inaugural Route Alongside New Business Class Menu

The range of premium in-flight delights include vegetarian meals, traditional German bread, and an exclusive aperitif

by Samir Kadri

April 17, 2024

Lufthansa's Allegris Business Class seats / Courtesy of Lufthansa

Lufthansa has announced the date for its first Allegris Business Class flight, along with a new business class menu for long-haul flights that includes new culinary options exclusive to premium passengers.

Axel Schmitt, who has been awarded the title of World Baker of the Year 2022, has created a special bread that will exclusively be served on Lufthansa’s long-haul business class flights.

Photo: Courtesy of Lufthansa

Bread plays an essential role in German cuisine, and Schmitt’s handcrafted bread is a tribute to this beloved food. Every quarter, a new variety of bread will be introduced to the delight of Lufthansa’s premium customers.

“The handmade breads, which are only available on board Lufthansa flights from Germany, are baked fresh daily from natural ingredients, do not contain any additives, and are served with handmade butter and high-quality olive oil as an appetizer,” Lufthansa said in a statement.

Another innovation Lufthansa’s business class clientele can look forward to is the airline’s signature drink, Avionic, an alternative to water or wine that will be served with nuts as a welcome drink before take-off.

Photo: Avionic. Courtesy of Lufthansa

In collaboration with Frankfurt bar legend Sven Riebel, the renowned Ziegler distillery developed the Avionic aperitif. It is based on peach notes and wild meadow herbs and served on ice with tonic.

A new vegetarian amuse-bouche will be served to prepare passengers for the first meal service during the flight. This will include a range of options such as antipasti and sushi.

Photo: Courtesy of Lufthansa

In addition, various new snacks will be introduced to satisfy passengers’ hunger between meals. These snacks include fresh fruits, sweet and salty treats, tomato and mozzarella skewers, and pastrami-stuffed wraps.

Photo: Courtesy of Lufthansa

The dessert menu is also being updated with a selection of fresh fruits. Furthermore, passengers with a sweet tooth can look forward to receiving a complimentary mini box of Lindt chocolate as a farewell gift towards the end of their flight.

Photo: Courtesy of Lufthansa

Heiko Reitz, the Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa, expressed his pride in presenting the new Business Class experience. “The entire Lufthansa team is proud to present our new Business Class experience. Our culinary highlights, the celebration of German bread culture, and the collaboration with traditional brands such as Ziegler for the new Lufthansa Aperitif Avionic underline the timeless elegance of our brand.”

Lufthansa Allegris Launches in May

In February 2003, Lufthansa announced the launch of its new premium cabin concept, Allegris, and pledged to redefine the travel experience in all four of its cabins. The airline has kept its promise, and Allegris will commence its scheduled service on May 1.

The first Airbus A350-900 equipped with the Allegris product will take off from Munich to Vancouver, and the second destination will be Toronto, which will be served alternatively with Vancouver on selected flights in the initial months.

Photo: Lufthansa, first Airbus A350 with Allegris cabin. Courtesy of Lufthansa

According to the airline, as more A350s are delivered, Allegris cabins will be used on flights to Chicago and Montreal in the summer.

For the first time, travelers can view a seat map for all Allegris flights from May 1 in the familiar booking channels. The seat map will feature all special Allegris seats, including the five options in Business Class. Additionally, a comprehensive photo gallery with essential details on the various options will give travelers an excellent insight into the product benefits.

Lufthansa Allegris Business Class Layout / Photo: Courtesy of Lufthansa

Guests who have already booked their flights will be notified of their upgrade to the new cabin. Seat reservations in Business Class will be free of charge in the first few months and can be conveniently made and changed via the usual booking channels.

Passengers can check whether their flight is equipped with the Allegris product up to three weeks before departure.

Business Traveler will report on the unveiling of the first Allegris cabin in Munich. Stay tuned for more details.