Lufthansa upgrades First Class cabins

by Ella FAIRCHILD on April 29, 2010

Lufthansa will join the likes of Air France and British Airways by renovating its first class cabins in time for the upcoming 2010 World Cup. Debuting in May, the new premier class package will feature menus designed by Holger Stromberg, personal chef to the German World Cup football team.

The news has been confirmed by Lufthansa, and it has been reported that Michael Oakey, an aircraft interior design expert, called the cabins contemporary and fashioned in a style similar to private jets and luxury cars. The interior is said to feature brown and beige leather with high-gloss wood veneers.

Lufthansa has also been able to confirm some of the new menu available under Stromberg. Some highlights of the reports include breast of quail with mango and peperonata chutney, coq au vin, and potato gnocchi. Business Class passengers will also benefit from the upgrade, with other Stromberg creations being served throughout the cabin.

Despite some airlines significantly reducing availability of first-class offerings during the global economic downturn, some, including Lufthansa are turning to more innovative moves to survive. British Airways recently undertook a £100m overhaul of its first class services in February. Additions included personal wardrobes for passengers and electric blinds at each seat.

Air France followed suit integrating an art gallery into all first class cabins on the A380 aircraft. There are also now changing rooms for passengers who wish to change into sleepwear on board the Air France A380s.

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