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When & Where Allegris Will Fly Next: An Update From Lufthansa’s CEO

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The launch of the long-awaited Lufthansa Allegris is just around the corner.

At an event for journalists around the world in a hangar at Munich Airport (MUC), the German flag carrier unveiled the first aircraft to be fitted with Allegris — a shiny new Airbus A350-900.

It was also an opportunity for Jens Ritter, CEO of Lufthansa, to share some updates about what we can expect from May 1 onwards with the launch of Allegris.

“With Allegris, we are launching a new era of the travel experience,” said Ritter. “We are investing €2.5 billion ($2.67 billion) in new aircraft, new seats, new products, new lounges, new ground services, in staff, and also in new digital services.”

Here’s what we learned about the delivery schedule of more Allegris aircraft, the next routes to receive the product, and even special new food and beverage products that guests will find onboard.

Lufthansa To Receive More Allegris Aircraft Soon

Ritter confirmed that every month for the rest of 2024, Lufthansa will take delivery of an aircraft fitted with the Allegris cabins. That means by the end of December, there should be at least 7 Allegris-equipped aircraft in the sky.

As more Allegris aircraft come into service, Lufthansa will be able to deploy the state-of-the-art cabins to more destinations.

Lufthansa Airbus A350 900
The first Lufthansa aircraft to feature the Allegris cabins.

“As of August, our customers can expect the Lufthansa Allegris cabins also flying to Shanghai, Chicago, and also to San Francisco,” said Ritter.

Moving into 2025, the plan is to increase this to 2 Allegris aircraft per month. This will include both new Airbus and Boeing deliveries, as well as older jets, such as the Boeing 747-8i, which will be retrofitted with Allegris.

Allegris Is More Than Just a Cabin and Seat Upgrade

Lufthansa is using the launch of Allegris as a springboard to bring additional updates onboard. This includes everything from in-flight entertainment to pillows to blankets — even down to the bread served in business class.

“We are tackling the whole premium travel experience from end to end,” said Heiko Reitz, chief commercial officer at Lufthansa, when taking to the podium at Thursday’s event.

Lufthansa Allegris welcome
The new Allegris Cabin welcomes you, too.

What To Expect When Flying Allegris Business Class

Starting May 1, in line with the first commercial flight of Allegris from Munich to Vancouver (YVR), passengers will enjoy reimagined amenity kits filled with even more goodies than before.

This is contrary to the direction many airlines are going in these days, reducing the number of individual amenity kit elements in favor of making certain items available on request.

Enhanced Comfort and In-Flight Entertainment For All Passengers

With the rollout of Allegris, passengers in all cabins will be able to enjoy over 200 films and 300 series on ultra-crisp 4k IFE screens.

Lufthansa IFE screen
All passengers will get to enjoy crisp 4K IFE screens.

In terms of soft product, passengers seated throughout the plane, from the front in business to the back row of economy, will enjoy new blankets and pillows for a cosier, more comfortable sleep.

Another major change passengers should notice is a completely overhauled food and beverage service. Heiko spoke excitedly of such updates and highlighted the new Avionic aperitif as a particular favorite.

Curated in colaboration with Ziegler — Germany’s most highly regarded distillery — the drink has quickly become the airline’s “most sought-after drink in business class”.

Lufthansa Avionic
Lufthansa’s Avionic aperitif.

The Avionic aperitif tastes just like Lufthansa would if it were a flavor. It’s almost like a mixture of 2 classic cocktails — Aperol Spritz and Negroni.

Heiko spoke equally as enthusiastically about the specialty bread esteemed baker Axel Schmitt created.

He explained that Axel’s exclusive recipe for Lufthansa has created a premium bread that only matures to its full deliciousness by using the moisture in the air when dinner service starts. This is something that has never been seen before.

Lufthansa new business class bread
It’s not just the french who take their bread seriously.

The bread has been flying since April 11, so watch out for it on your next Lufthansa flight.

Given that bread can often be a huge let down onboard, we’re looking forward to experiencing for ourselves.

Lufthansa’s Reimagined Lounges

Heiko also took the opportunity to shed a bit of light on the new lounge concept coming soon to Lufthansa’s global lounge network.

The first and largest upgrade will be at the airline’s Newark Airport lounge. This flagship space at New York’s Star Alliance hub is the first of many more upgrades to come and will even include fine dining for first-class passengers.

Lufthansa lounge snipped
A mood board to showcase what passengers can expect from updates to Lufthansa lounges.

Final Thoughts

The arrival of Lufthansa’s Allegris is set to be nothing short of a new era for the German flag carrier.

Stay tuned for more, as Upgraded Points will be onboard the first-ever Allegris flight on Friday, April 26!

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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