Press Release: Lufthansa offers Companion App for A350-900 IFE

The A350-900 is the Lufthansa fleet’s state-of-the-art newcomer. This aircraft is considered the most advanced and most environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft in the world. The possibilities offered by the on-board entertainment system on the A350-900 are likewise leading edge. For the first time, passengers will have the option of making a selection from the on-board program from home and adding their favorite items to a playlist, prior to leaving for their trip.

To use this service, passengers must load the “Lufthansa Companion App” onto their tablet or mobile phone. The on-board program is available up to six weeks in advance. Once on board, passengers then synchronize their personal favorite playlist with the screen in front of the seat. There is also the option to use their own mobile device as a second screen. During the flight, passengers can choose from their favorites list, and at the same time retrieve flight information, go on social media websites via FlyNet, conduct online shopping in the WorldShop, or find out a few things about the destination they are heading to. The app is available now and can be downloaded from Google Play Store – find it by entering “Lufthansa Companion App” in the search field. The app will also soon be available in the Apple iTunes Store.

Lufthansa’s entertainment program will be enough to stop passengers from getting bored. There is currently a choice of 100 movies, 200 TV programs, an extensive audio program with albums, playlists and audio books, games to play and a children’s section with lots of different films and music to choose from, plus information from the world of Lufthansa. Current news and sports reports from live TV channels can also be accessed via the seat screen or via the free FlyNet portal.

The flight information on offer also gives passengers an opportunity to try out a digital travel experience in 3D. New interactive options make it possible to see the flight route in advance and call up various different flight views.

The A350-900 also offers further improvements regarding comfort and convenience with larger screens for passengers in all classes. The user interface in the latest design provides passengers with a choice of ten different languages.

Lufthansa will be stationing the first ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft in Munich as of February 2017. The first destinations served will be Delhi and Boston. The aircraft can carry 293 passengers – 48 in Business Class, 21 in Premium Economy and 224 in Economy Class.  The A350-900 is currently the world’s most advanced and most environmentally-friendly long-haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, produces 25 percent fewer emissions and is significantly quieter on take-off than comparable types of aircraft.

About Lufthansa
One of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa, serving 22 North American gateways, currently flies to 194 destinations in 76 countries. The air carrier offers hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. With the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines, additional hubs include Vienna, Brussels, and Zurich. The entire Group flew a total of 89 million passengers from January to November 2016. In 2016 / 2017’s winter schedule, the Group airlines offer more than 9,900 weekly frequencies to 255 destinations in 101 countries worldwide. As an industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleets in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380,which are some of the most environmentally-friendly passenger aircraft in the aviation industry. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was also the launch customer for the Boeing 747-8. The Lufthansa Group currently has 180 new aircraft on order to be delivered by 2025. This year, the Lufthansa Group will take delivery of 22 new aircraft, including the A350, for Lufthansa alone. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network. Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet now features all new onboard products in each class– bringing Lufthansa one step closer to becoming the first five-star airline in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, the entire Lufthansa long-haul fleet is equipped with its onboard broadband wireless Internet service, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit LH.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (‘lufthansa’).

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