First official scheduled flight from Munich to Delhi

After being the star at many events in Toulouse, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg - the moment has finally arrived: Today the Lufthansa A350-900 starts its regular scheduled service from Munich to Delhi. This means that all Lufthansa passengers can now experience the world’s most state-of-the-art long-haul aircraft themselves for the very first time. At 12:20 the newest member of the fleet took off almost fully occupied with passengers from its home base in Munich. The first flight was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Steffen Harbarth, CCO Lufthansa Hub Munich and Dr Michael Kerkloh, CEO Munich Airport, in the presence of the Lufthansa crew, and Lufthansa Station and Munich Airport employees. Before departure, there was Bavarian music playing and gingerbread hearts were passed out to passengers. The aircraft will be welcomed for the first time in India tonight at 00:10.


Welcome to Munich, welcome home! Lufthansa A350-900 lands at its home airport for the first time


Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed in Hamburg


Lufthansa A350-900: the world’s most modern long-haul airplane makes an appearance at Frankfurt Airport

Fatcs and figures

Length 66.8 m
Wingspan 64.75 m
Height 17.05 m
Cruising Speed 907 km/h
Max. altitude 13,140 m
Max. takeoff weight 268,000 kg
Max. landing weight 207,000 kg
Range 12,200 km
Cabin width 5.61 m
Business/Premium Economy/Economy (max.) 48/21/224

The most modern and environmentally friendly long haul aircraft worldwide

The Airbus A350-900 is more fuel efficient than any other aircraft type. On average the new aircraft will consume a mere 2.9 liters of kerosene per passenger per 100 kilometers, roughly 25 percent less than current-generation aircraft. The state-of-the-art Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines and an aerodynamic design will also reduce noise emissions to well below current prescribed limits.

Rolls Royce Trent XWB-Triebwerke

Further information

The Lufthansa Group Fleet
Large, modern and environmentally compatible

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Note for journalists

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