Lufthansa already used the Airbus A350 on the short-haul route between Munich and Rome last summer. At the moment, the Lufthansa A350 is used once on the route between Munich and Palma de Mallorca.
The Airbus A350 could develop into the future flagship of Lufthansa. During the pandemic in particular, Lufthansa has been able to keep the long-haul network at least halfway upright thanks to the Airbus A350. One of the advantages of the Airbus A350 is that it has a high level of fuel efficiency, which allows profitable flying. In addition, the Airbus A350 has lower passenger capacity, which is an advantage over the Airbus A380 or Boeing 747, especially during times of low demand. Due to the high demand, Lufthansa now uses the Airbus A350 at once on short distance routes.
In a long-haul plane to Mallorca
Lufthansa announced in a press release that it was using a Boeing 747-8 on the route between Frankfurt and Palma de Mallorca. In addition, the airline plans to use the Airbus A350 once on the route between Munich and the popular holiday island. Due to the high demand, the long-haul aircraft is set to replace the Airbus A320 and Airbus A321. The flight is scheduled to take place on July 31, a day after the start of the summer holidays in Bavaria. Unlike smaller aircraft of the A320 family, the Airbus A350-900 can carry up to 293 passengers. Seats are divided into Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. Business Class seats up to 48 passengers in a 2-2-2 configuration. Premium Economy Class seats 21 passengers and Economy Class seats up to 224 passengers.
The Airbus A350 flight is incorporated into the flight plan as follows:
- LH2658 | Munich – Mallorca | Departure: 09:50 AM Arrival: 12:00 PM
- LH2659 | Mallorca – Munich | Departure: 1.30pm Arrival: 3.35pm
The flight can now be booked through Lufthansa. But you should hurry, business class seats are popular. During the flight you can enjoy full business class. In addition to the usual service on flights within Europe, you can convert your seat into a completely flat bed. You can hardly travel to Mallorca with more luxury.
Conclusion on the use of the Airbus A350 on short-haul routes
Lufthansa is preparing for the upcoming summer season and the start of the summer holidays. Lufthansa plans to use the Airbus A350 once from Munich to Mallorca to start the holiday in Bavaria. It is not yet known at this time whether it will remain in one circulation. It remains to be seen how the reservation numbers will develop. It is quite possible that Lufthansa will use long-haul aircraft more frequently during the summer.