The German airline Lufthansa will introduce a new luxury product on long-haul flights in 2024: a fully lockable suite for two people, with the option of unfolding a double bed. However, the sister company Brussels Airlines has no plans in that direction.
Lufthansa presented its new long-haul product ‘Allegris’ on Tuesday. The most striking element is the ‘Suite plus’, a private suite for two people “with walls to the ceiling and a door that can be completely closed, a large table and two wide seats that can be combined into a double bed”. Travellers can also have a deluxe menu served whenever they wish. According to the German magazine Bild, a return ticket costs ” more than 10,000 euros”.
“Each guest has their interpretation of premium, which is why we focus on a maximum personal approach and exclusivity,” said Jens Ritter, CEO of Lufthansa Airlines. “The first class suite plus gives the feeling of privacy like a hotel room, but at an altitude of eleven kilometres.”
The offer will be introduced in 2024 on the new Airbus A350 long-haul aircraft that Lufthansa will receive. The airline is also making changes to other cabin classes on long-haul flights. For example, there will also be suites in business class, with chest-high walls and sliding doors, and a ‘premium economy’ class, with more legroom.
The ‘Allegris’ product will be offered on more than eighty new long-haul aircraft (A350, Boeing 777 and 787) and existing aircraft such as the Boeing 747. In addition, more than 27,000 seats will be replaced, it sounds.