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Lufthansa Group to install new ZIM Privacy Premium Economy seats on select aircraft

The Lufthansa Group, comprising of several airlines, has announced that it will install new ZIM Privacy Premium Economy seats on select aircraft.

ZIM Aircraft Seating, the seat manufacturer, says that the ZIM Privacy seats sets new standards for comfort and privacy in the Premium Economy class. Boasting a superb mechanical kinematic enclosed within a Fixed Backrest Shell structure, the seat also includes enhanced privacy with an integrated privacy shield creating improved personal space for all passengers. The ZIMprivacy also includes a variety of other amenities such as individually adjustable armrests, cocktail table, single piece meal table, personal reading light, ambient mood lighting and an extra-large IFE screen.

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Sven Achilles, CEO of ZIM Aircraft Seating, said:

The award of this project to ZIM Aircraft Seating is a very good sign for the future direction of commercial aviation in the long-lasting Covid-19 crisis and indicates a recovery in flight activities. The entire ZIM Aircraft Seating team is very proud that we have hit the right nerve in the market with our new product development of the ZIMprivacy, and that with Lufthansa and SWISS we were able to convince two strong partners as launch customers.

The new seats will be installed on Lufthansa’s 19 Boeing B747-8 aircraft and SWISS’ 9 Airbus A330-300 aircraft. SWISS International Airlines has also selected the same seat for its new Premium Economy Class.

SWISS’ Premium Economy
SWISS’ Premium Economy

ZIM Aircraft Seating’s ZIMprivacy seats will be customised with specification and trim & finish variants for Lufthansa and SWISS to enable each airline to maintain their own cabin branding. The new ZIM PC-02 Premium Economy seats will be installed on SWISS’ aircraft (Airbus A330 and Boeing B777). These seats will also be installed on Lufthansa’s new Boeing B777-9, Airbus A350 and Boeing B787 in the future. ZIM Aircraft Seating and Lufthansa Group worked closely with a common team approach very early on in the development phase of the new seats in order to “successfully create a unique seat design and enabling an enhanced passenger experience”.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa recently announced the addition of St. Louis, United States to its network and also announced that it will serve more than 160 destinations in the summer season this year.

Featured image by ZIM Aircraft Seating

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