Eurowings to get Lufthansa business class seats from 2018

Eurowings to get Lufthansa business class seats from 2018

Lufthansa's low-cost Eurowings airline will make a first of chasing premium travellers with the rollout of business class on its Airbus A330 jets from 2018.

Just don't expect anything too fancy: Eurowings will adopt the same business class seats as its parent, shown below.

(Lufthansa, meanwhile, has already revealed its next-gen business class design, due to fly from 2020 on its  new Boeing 777X fleet.)

The redressed version of Lufthansa's international business class seat will be sold as Eurowings BIZclass, replacing the current 'Best' class cabin (below) which is more akin to premium economy.

Eurowings' decision comes as it takes over some of the international routes of now-shuttered rival Airberlin, including from Dusseldorf to New York and Miami – flights on which a premium economy recliner won't cut it for the business traveller.

Instead, passengers at the pointy end of Eurowings' Airbus A330s will now enjoy a wider and better appointed seat which converts to a fully lie-flat bed for those overnight legs.

Also read: What you need to know about Lufthansa's new business class seat

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

7 comments

  • Jason Bird

    Speedbird

    12 Dec, 2017 10:49 am

    For a LCC this is actually not a bad seat

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  • elchriss0

    elchriss0

    12 Dec, 2017 12:04 pm

    further proving that this seat is mediocre for a full service carrier
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  • Dmitry Abramov

    dimi

    12 Dec, 2017 02:25 pm

    Should we even get started on British Airways business seats or has that topic well and truly reached its full exhaustion?
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  • elchriss0

    elchriss0

    12 Dec, 2017 03:46 pm

    you mean their lie-flat economy seat?
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  • Jason Bird

    Speedbird

    12 Dec, 2017 05:16 pm

    BA’s seats are a disgrace.. and @elchriss0 agree 100% it shows Lufthansa are woefully outgunned in this department. Bring on 2020 and their B777-9
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  • FLX

    FLX1

    12 Dec, 2017 06:30 pm

    2 immediate reactions re this product plan for Eurowings:
    A) Will instantly provide Eurowings with the highest spec premium seat design among all widebody LCC operators worldwide. Previous record holder was AirAsiaX with their inclined/ski-slope style lie flat seat.
    B) In the J mkt, large degree of cannibalization will occur across LH and Eurowings. E.g. flying from NYC to Germany in J, U get the exact same product regardless of flying with LH or Eurowings but likely @ 2 very diff fare levels....unless the LH Group strategy is precisely for the lower cost, largely union-free Eurowings to increasingly take-over more traffic fm the higher cost, strike-prone LH....
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  • Alex_upgrade

    alex_upgrade77

    14 Dec, 2017 03:51 am

    Totally agree. Don't forget that Eurowings are not part of Star Alliance so there will be no Star Gold recognition on the Eurowings services. The Euro J product may be similar to LH J, but without the other benefits to match. I think LH don't want to cannibalize their Frankfurt and Munich hubs, so even though the seat might be common, not much else will be.
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