German carrier Lufthansa has revealed more details of the new business class seat which will debut on its B777-9 aircraft from 2020. The seat will offer direct aisle access for all passengers.
The airline has now provided more details about the product, which will offer a fully flat bed of â€œup to 220cmâ€ in length.
As earlier revealed, the layout of the new business class cabin will be a staggered 1-2-1 / 1-1-1 configuration, resulting in impressive looking â€œthrone seatsâ€ in the middle of the 1-1-1 rows.
But there will be a trade-off â€“ it seems that these middle seats, while offering more personal / desk space, will have a shorter, (as yet undisclosed) bed length.
In a press release Lufthansa said: â€œDepending on their personal needs, passengers can choose between a number of spatial configurations. For instance, they can choose to have an extended-length bed or a seat with twice as much desk space.â€
The carrier also said that the new seat will feature â€œa significantly increased amount of personal space, more privacy, as well as generous storage compartments and flat surfaces.â€
It has also highlighted the back rest of the new seat, the construction of which it says â€œmakes it possible for the shoulder to sink in when you are lying on your sideâ€.
â€œThis keeps the spine straight and makes it possible for side sleepers to also benefit from ideally healthy and relaxing sleep,â€ the release adds.
New technology will also see â€œall the functions of the seat as well as the in-flight entertainment systemâ€ being controlled by a personal â€œdigital interfaceâ€, and passengers will be able to charge devices using wireless technology while watching entertainment on â€œmuch larger screen, in full HDâ€.
Lufthansa said that over 500 guests â€œprovided in-depth support during the development phasesâ€ of the new seat, with the product being developed exclusively for the airline.
Ahead of the delivery of the first of 20 B777-9 aircraft from 2020, the airline will introduce new matresses, sleeping sweater (on request), and lined blankets on long intercontinental flights from early next year.