As the global travel industry is looking to return to pre-pandemic levels of activity, Lufthansa is keen to strengthen its premium services from Munich Airport and will once again offer First Class on selected routes.
Lufthansa will add first class to its Airbus A350 fleet arriving mid-2023, although the German flag-carrier is expected to take a measured approach when it comes to the post-pandemic travel market. The ten A350-900s with first class are expected to be based in Munich, and will complement the Boeing 777-9s which will make Frankfurt their home.
But prior to this, the German airline will temporarily reactivate its five Airbus long haul A340-600 aircraft with eight first-class seats from mid-2022. The A340-600 will fly from Munich primarily to in North American and Asian destinations. The decision to reactivate these aircraft is due to growing premium demand, for business as well as leisure travel.The airline recently announced that passengers can now use new digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates at check-in for their flights. Passengers can show the digital proof of vaccination either on their phones or on a printout when checking in at the airport, and the boarding pass would then be issued.
European Union countries agreed last week to an easing of travel restrictions over the summer that will allow fully vaccinated tourists to avoid tests or quarantines and broaden the list of EU regions from which it is safe to travel.