Lufthansa & SWISS Launch Event For ‘Allegris’ And ‘SWISS Senses’
Lufthansa and SWISS have recently held launch events for their new cabin designs, Lufthansa ‘Allegris’ and ‘SWISS Senses’, featuring new Lufthansa Business Class and Lufthansa First Class product.
Lufthansa Business Class & Lufthansa First Class Product Upgrades
Lufthansa have been working on their new Lufthansa Business Class and Lufthansa First Class product, ‘Allegris’ since 2016 and made initial announcements on the features in 2022. At the recent launch in Berlin, the airline officially unveiled the new cabins and announced further features.
First Class will offer 3 suites with 4 seats in total. 2 of the suites will be for single travellers and will be on the window side plus an all new ‘Suite Plus’ product has been launched as a double suite, perfect for a couple. With over 2m of fully enclosed space, the double suite is located in the middle of the cabin, only available on the new A350 from early 2024. The ‘Suite Plus’ features ceiling high walls of 1.8m with a fully closeable door, large table and two seats at almost 1m wide each, that can be converted into a double bed. Guests can also warm or cool their seats and connect their own devices to the entertainment system.
Business Class is also up for a huge upgrade with 7 seat options to choose from. The focus is on space and privacy with an understanding that all travellers have differing needs.
Lufthansa Business Class Suites
In the middle of the first row will be a double suite for couples plus single suites beside the windows. These suites have longer beds at 2.2m, higher walls with sliding doors, personal wardrobes, small mini bar and a 27 inch high definition screen.
Lufthansa Business Class Extra Space
Every alternate row in the centre will feature a single throne seat with additional personal space for working and two benches on either side.
Lufthansa Business Class Privacy Seat
These are single seats on the window side but specifically with the seat directly next to the window.
Lufthansa Business Class Classic Seat with Extra Long Bed
The standard Business Class seat with a longer bed at 2.2m.
Lufthansa Business Class Privacy seat with baby bassinet
The Privacy seat next to the window but also featuring a baby bassinet.
Lufthansa Business Class Double Seat
In the last row, two neighbouring seats in the middle are situated with a smaller distance between seats and can be combined to form a double area with a retractable centre console.
Lufthansa Classic Business Class seat
These are the single seats on the window side but with the seat next to the aisle, not directly next to the window.
All Lufthansa Business Class seats feature a minimum 2m bed, individual seat heating and cooling, wireless charging and shoulder sink-in space to improve comfort for side sleepers. Plus all seats feature a 17 inch screen, except the suites which have 27 inch screens, plus bluetooth audio connectivity. The cabin will have no overhead storage down the centre to give more space in the cabin.
Upgrades to Lufthansa Premium Economy include the seat now being enclosed in a hard shell meaning a reclining seat will no longer disturb other passengers, a larger seat pitch at 99cm, fold out leg rest, 15.6 inch IFE screen, double arm rests and wireless charging.
Lufthansa Economy isn’t missing out either with more legroom with a 79cm seat pitch, and 86cm in the first few rows, larger screen, bluetooth connection and USB ports. The new generation will soon offer ‘Sleeper’s Row 2.0’, where passengers can fold up a leg rest and utilise the additional mattress to achieve a reclining surface more than 40% larger than the original ‘Sleeper’s Row’. Additionally, guests will also have the option in the future of booking a vacant neighbours seat.
‘Allegris’ Business Class will be available on the newly delivered Boeing 787’s in northern Autumn 2023 and on the A350 from 2024. The airline will also retrofit their B747-8’s from 2025. This will add to the several Lufthansa Business Class products the airlines offers on different routes.
The B787 will feature 28 Business Class seats including 4 suites, 28 Premium Economy and 231 Economy including 24 with extra legroom for a total capacity of 287. The A350 will feature 3 First Class Suites, with up to 4 seats, 38 Business Class seats, including 8 suites, 24 Premium Economy and 201 Economy including 22 with extra legroom for a total capacity of 267.
SWISS have launched their new cabin upgrades for long-haul aircraft branded as ‘SWISS Senses’ with many of the same features as sister airline Lufthansa’s ‘Allegris’. With a focus on making air travel more personal and sensual, the new cabins will be on brand with the airline’s colours and with materials in cleat and anthracite to convey a warm and cozy ambience.
As part of their most comprehensive cabin renewal in the airline’s history, SWISS will launch a dual centre seat similar to the double suite launched by Lufthansa. The First Class suite will have 1.8m high walls, individual seats at 77cm wide each and a 2m bed, which once converted into a double bed will be 117cm wide. The Suite will include a 43 inch IFE screen and have total privacy with closable sliding doors, personal wardrobe, large seat table, seat heating and cooling and wireless charging. Single suites will have a 27 inch.
An additional benefit of SWISS and not a feature announced by Lufthansa is a full upgrade to their First Class washroom inspired by the famous spring in Vals in Canton Graubunden, featuring a slate-black exterior and green interior.
Business Class will also be offered in several seating options including private single and double suites, throne solo seats with extra space and privacy seats with closing doors and extra long beds. All standard seats will also include a larger 17 inch screen while suites will have a 27 inch screen.
SWISS Premium Economy will remain as the existing product that was launched in 2022.
Economy however has been redesigned with an increased seat pitch, a seat width of 48-50cm, 7 inch recline, additional storage and a 13 inch high definition screen.
All seating classes will also feature new Human-Centric lighting to help alleviate jet lag. The airline will begin retrofitting A330-300’s and Boeing 777-300’s from 2025 while all new A350’s currently on order will be delivered with the new cabins in 2025.
Stay tuned for more information on Lufthansa ‘Allegris’ and ‘Swiss Senses’ as we get closer to the launch of the first flights. Contact an airfare specialist today to book your Lufthansa First Class or Lufthansa Business Class Global Fare or SWISS First Class or SWISS Business Global Fare.