New luxury international flight coming to South Africa

 ·18 Jun 2024

Lufthansa will introduce its luxury Allegris seat cabins to and from Cape Town on 27 October 2024.

The German airline will now offer its Allegris First and Business Class cabins on flights from Munich to and from Cape Town.

Cape Town will be the first African destination to offer the new Allegris seat cabins.

The Airbus A350 will also offer seats in Premium Economy and Economy Class. 

“We are delighted to bring the Allegris seat cabins to Cape Town only five months after its introduction,” said René Koinzack from Lufthansa.

“This will mark a significant milestone for Lufthansa’s presence in the region. This new offering will enhance the travel experience for our passengers and further solidify Cape Town as a key destination in our network.”

Information regarding the pricing and benefits for customers will be released closer to the launch date.

“Allegris” is part of the largest product and service overhaul in the Lufthansa Group’s history, which will require a total investment of 2.5 billion euros (R48 billion) by 2025.

With Allegris Business Class, travellers can choose between four additional seat options: an extra-long bed measuring 2.20 meters, extra space and work area, a seat with a baby bassinet, or an exclusive seat directly by the window.

A double seat is also available in which the centre console retracts to transform into a reclining surface for two. 

When booking Allegris Business Class, customers can reserve a specific seat during the introductory phase free of charge with the classic seat reservation.

Passengers can also upgrade seats with extra comfort, including Business Class Suite, Extra Space Seat, Privacy Seat by the window, and Extra Long Bed, for an additional fee via the seat reservation system.

Lufthansa will also increase the weekly frequency of its flights to Munich from five to seven weekly flights.

The airline will thus offer 17 weekly flights at the end of October to their hubs in Frankfurt (six weekly), Munich (seven weekly) and four weekly flights with Edelweiss to Zurich.

Images of the Allegris seat cabins can be found below:

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