Lufthansa Reveals Yacht-Inspired VIP Cabin Concept

By Paul Joseph

German aviation giants Lufthansa have revealed a lavish yacht-inspired VIP cabin interior concept for its A220 model, Airbus’s smallest commercial aircraft.

The cabin concept goes by the name of “SkyRetreat” and was showcased for the first time at the recent European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

It boasts a number of features that appear to have been directly borrowed from luxury yachts, with the standard plane layout of rows of seats replaced with spacious L-shaped sofas, marble, and glowing ambient lights, along with a wooden floor and matching furniture.

The cabin is billed as adopting a naturalist, minimalist approach to design, without sacrificing any creature comforts, with the design discreetly integrating the latest in aeroplane cabin technologies, from 4K roll-up displays and smart touch surfaces to a unique Observation Lounge.

“Although the A220 represents the new entry level of our completions offerings, it already provides an incredible amount of space for breathtaking VIP interiors,” says Wieland Timm, Senior Director Sales, VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik.

“Our SkyRetreat concept makes optimum use of this spacious cabin and its technical features will provide our customers with a whole new sense of space and a unique travel experience.”

The full SkyRetreat cabin concept will be unveiled during the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

By Paul Joseph