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Lufthansa to Upgrade Cabins of Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

Confirmed upgrades that passengers can expect in 2025 include new tech, extra legroom, and increased storage space

by Samir Kadri

September 29, 2023

Photo: Lufthansa, Airbus A320 in maintenance. Courtesy of Lufthansa

Lufthansa will upgrade its short and medium-haul flights to provide passengers with a completely transformed travel experience starting Spring 2025.

The airline has ambitious plans to modernize the cabin interiors of 38 Airbus A320s currently in its fleet, which will significantly improve passenger comfort and technology integration.

Photo: Lufthansa, Airbus A321neo cabin. Courtesy of Lufthansa

Key elements of this cabin upgrade include expanded storage space, technological amenities, and an increased focus on passenger legroom. Lufthansa dubs this endeavor “a new innovative cabin” to raise the bar for in-flight comfort.

Among the notable improvements is a 40 percent increase in the size of overhead bins, providing passengers with more room for their carry-on luggage. These bins are designed to accommodate bags vertically, doubling how much carry-on luggage passengers can bring on board.

The airline has partnered with Italian manufacturer Geven to introduce redesigned seating to offer more legroom. The ergonomic backrests have been carefully optimized to provide maximum comfort without compromising seating capacity.

Photo: Lufthansa, Airbus A321neo cabin. Courtesy of Lufthansa

Each seat will have a dedicated USB port, allowing passengers to charge their electronic devices during the flight. This amenity, typically associated with long-haul flights, reflects Lufthansa’s commitment to keeping passengers connected, regardless of flight duration.

Moreover, passengers will find tablet and smartphone holders integrated into each seat, providing a convenient hands-free entertainment solution. This addition eliminates the need to struggle with folding trays or juggling devices during the flight.

Although images of these innovative cabin prototypes have not yet been released, the reconfiguration process is anticipated to commence no earlier than 18 months from now.

Photo: Lufthansa, Airbus A320neo. Courtesy of Lufthansa

As for Lufthansa’s 2025 flight schedule, details remain pending. However, passengers can likely expect to enjoy these new cabins on popular short and medium-haul routes originating from Frankfurt Airport (FRA), including destinations such as London Heathrow (LHR), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome Fiumicino (FCO), and Barcelona (BCN).

Lufthansa’s network also extends to several destinations in the United States, including Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), and San Francisco (SFO), among others, departing from Frankfurt.

Additionally, Munich (MUC) offers routes to Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), and Newark (EWR).

Lufthansa Allegris Business Class Business Suite / Photo: Courtesy of Lufthansa/Aussen

The airline’s membership in the Star Alliance opens up a plethora of codeshares and joint ventures, benefiting United Airlines passengers as well.

It’s worth noting that Lufthansa’s commitment to passenger comfort extends beyond short and medium-haul flights. The airline is upgrading its long-haul aircraft cabins, including A380s, Boeing 747-8s, and 787-9 Dreamliners, to feature a new Business Class cabin called Allegris.

This revamped business class experience promises enhanced privacy and convenience for frequent flyers and business travelers, with the first flights expected to take off in 2024.