Lufthansa unveils seating plans for new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets

Lufthansa unveils seating plans for new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets

To mark the official unveiling of the brand-new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jet, Lufthansa has revealed how it plans to arrange premium seating on the new long-range aircraft, reports Business Traveller.

The new plane is reportedly the world's longest passenger jet, measuring around 3 feet longer than the Airbus A340-600 and roughly 18 feet longer than its 747-400 predecessor.

Lufthansa will be the first airline to use the new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, and the German national carrier will be using the new plane as the launchpad for some of its new business class amenities. In particular, the new jet will be the first Lufthansa craft to feature newly designed lie-flat seats in business class.

The carrier also plans to reorganize its cabin arrangement relative to its current fleet. In the 747-400 jets it currently operates, Lufthansa has its first class cabin on the planes' upper decks with business class in the front part of the main deck.

On the 747-8 Intercontinental, Lufthansa will arrange the cabins slightly differently, putting the first class cabin in the front part of the main deck and splitting the business class cabin between the plane's two floors.

By Jason Faulkner

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