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Lufthansa Selects Cape Town as First African Destination for Allegris Cabins

Cape Town is set to become the first African destination for Lufthansa’s services featuring new Allegris cabins.

Lufthansa’s new business class cabin (Photo: Lufthansa)

Lufthansa has announced that its new Allegris cabins will be available on flights between Munich and Cape Town from Oct. 27, 2024.

Lufthansa’s Cape Town Services

Passengers traveling to Cape Town will have the opportunity to experience the comfort of Lufthansa’s Allegris First and Business Class cabins on flights operated by its Airbus A350 aircraft, between Munich and Cape Town. However, the Airbus A350 will also feature new seating in other classes. Lufthansa will offer new seats in Premium Economy and Economy Class on these flights.

René Koinzack, Lufthansa’s Senior Director, Sales of Southern & East Africa, Nigeria, and Equatorial Guinea, expressed his excitement about the new cabins and seating options.

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

Allegris Cabins

Whether in Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class or First Class, passengers can look forward to more comfort and personal wellbeing with the new Allegris cabins. Moreover, the new suites have been redesigned from scratch and with higher partitions and closable doors that offer maximum privacy.

When reserving Allegris Business Class, travellers are able to reserve a specific seat on the aircraft during the introductory offer phase – free of charge with the classic seat reservation. This seat will provide all the amenities and comforts of the new Allegris product.

Expanding Footprint in Africa

The Lufthansa Group is a globally operating aviation group with a total of more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Its portfolio consists of network airlines, point-to-point carriers, and service companies in the aviation sector. Major airlines within the group include Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, and Discover Airlines.

The Lufthansa Group has an extensive global presence, with a growing number of routes in Africa. Brussels Airlines, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, relaunched scheduled services between Nairobi and Brussels on June 3. The airline resumed this service after scrapping the route over nine years ago.

Tourism to Cape Town

Cape Town’s allure as a tourist destination means a growing number of international tourists visit the city each year. This has led to more airlines launching services into the city as well as various other carriers increasing the frequency of their Cape Town flights in recent times. Much of this growth can be attributed to the efforts of Cape Town’s Air Access team, a Cape Town route development project.

Lufthansa says it is committed to the African continent, providing exceptional service and a premium travel experience for passengers flying to and from Cape Town. In addition to the new Allegris cabin product, Lufthansa will increase its weekly frequencies between Cape Town and Munich, from five to seven services a week. From late October the Lufthansa Group will offer 17 flights a week to its hubs in Frankfurt (six weekly), Munich (seven weekly), and four weekly flights to Zurich, with Edelweiss.

Lorne Philipot


  • Lorne Philipot

    Lorne is a South Africa-based aviation journalist. He was captivated and fascinated by flying from the day he took his first airline flight. With a passion for aviation in his blood, he has flown to destinations in all corners of the globe. Lorne has traveled extensively and lived in various countries. Drawing on his travels and passion for aviation, Lorne enjoys writing about airlines, routes, networks, and new developments.

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