Lufthansa CL3710 Headrest up close

Press Release: Lufthansa picks Recaro seats for nearly 100 jets

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueThe Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) CL3710 and CL3810 seats were selected by the Lufthansa Group to outfit its economy class cabins. The order of nearly 24,000 economy class seats will be equipped on nearly 100 Lufthansa and SWISS aircraft. Delivery of the first seats is slated for Q4. 

“We are looking back on 50 years of partnership with Lufthansa, and it’s a tremendous honor to still be working alongside them to optimize the passenger journey,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO at Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding.

“Our aligned goals for sustainable, comfortable seating solutions has garnered great success for both Recaro and Lufthansa, and I am confident that our CL3710 and CL3810 seats will carry on this tradition of excellence.” 

frontview of Lufthnasa CL3710 frontview

Dressed with Lufthansa’s signature colors, the modular design of the CL3710 minimizes maintenance and keeps total cost of ownership low. The six-way adjustable headrest with neck support enhances sleeping comfort for the passenger, and the seat’s amenity flap is built to store personal smart devices for added convenience.


The CL3810 economy class seat will be retrofitted on both SWISS A330-300 and Lufthansa B747-8 aircraft. Passengers will enjoy the award-winning seat’s added living space and premium comfort cushions with layered foam and innovative ergonomic technology. The seat is 15% lighter in comparison to its predecessor, which can save airlines thousands in fuel costs and optimize cabin performance. Both seats were built with sustainability in-mind and feature lightweight structures, which will reduce carbon emissions for the aircraft. 

Originally founded as Germany’s flag carrier in 1953 in Cologne, the Lufthansa Group has since expanded to include seven airlines, including Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SWISS. The Lufthansa Group employs more than 100,000 employees and its airlines fly to 264 destinations in 102 countries in winter 2022/2023. 

Back view of Lufthansa CL3710

About Recaro Aircraft Seating 

Recaro Aircraft Seating is a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs. The market leader in economy class seating is known for product innovation, award-winning customer service and “driving comfort in the sky.” As Recaro expands its global footprint, the family-owned company remains committed to reliability, efficiency, sustainable practices and supporting employee growth. Headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, Recaro employs 2,100 people worldwide across its sites in China, Poland, South Africa and the United States, and earned 260 million euros in revenue in 2021.

About Recaro Group 

The Recaro Group comprises the independently operating divisions Recaro Aircraft Seating in Schwaebisch Hall and Recaro Gaming in Stuttgart as well as the Recaro Holding located in Stuttgart. The Group’s consolidated sales amounted to nearly 270 million euros in 2021. Currently the Group employs more than 2,200 employees worldwide.

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