Airline News: Hainan Airlines, Middle East Airlines, and Lufthansa

Hainan Airlines connects Changsha with London Heathrow, Middle East Airlines unveils newly redesigned lounge, and more.

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Hainan Airlines to link Changsha with London Heathrow

Hainan Airlines is expanding its long-haul offerings with a new nonstop connection between London Heathrow and Changsha, the capital of China’s Hunan province. From March 23, the service will fly three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays via the carrier’s two-class Dreamliner. The aircraft comes with 36 business-class seats laid out in 2-2-2, along with 177 economy-class seats in a 3-3-3 format. Business-class passengers will enjoy Bulgari amenity kits and Bose noise-cancelling headphones.

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Middle East Airlines revamps its lounge at Beirut International Airport

Middle East Airlines has unveiled its newly redesigned Cedar Lounge, situated at Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport. With 450 seats, the facility can now accommodate around twice as many travelers as previously, with features including spa and beauty services, dining, as well as special zones for families and business travelers. The lounge also comes with smart lighting, which changes to complement natural light.

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Lufthansa launches a la carte dining options

Economy and premium economy passengers onboard Lufthansa’s long-haul flights can now enjoy à la carte dining. From May onward, they’ll be able to pick from several paid-for meals priced between US$16 to US$40. Menu choices include a Japanese bento box, Mediterranean pasta, Thai curry, grilled steak, and “hearty Bavarian snacks.” These meals will be available on the carrier’s intercontinental flights from Frankfurt and Munich and are an addition to the existing food and drink offerings in these two classes.

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