Delhi next destination to be served by the Queen of the Skies

Thursday 1, January 1970


Delhi next destination to be served by the Queen of the Skies


Since the beginning of June, Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-8 has been deployed on the Frankfurt-Washington route. Only a few days ago, Lufthansa took delivery of its second B747-8, which will operate a daily service between Frankfurt and New Delhi from 6 August. Before the new “Queen of the Skies”, which bears the registration D-ABYC, enters service, the final touches will be added to the aircraft at its home base at Frankfurt.



On board, Lufthansa passengers can enjoy the new Business Class, which includes a seat that can be converted at the press of a button into a horizontal sleeping surface measuring 1.98 metres in length. The new seat offers exceptional comfort for passengers in a sitting or recumbent position, intuitive adjustment features, additional storage space and enhanced entertainment system.
The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is a completely new aircraft that builds upon the positive features of the Boeing 747 series, Lufthansa’s long-haul workhorse for more than 40 years. The aircraft’s wings have significantly improved aerodynamics and newly developed wingtips. The aircraft also provides tangible improvements in terms of eco-efficiency. The GEnx-2B engines consume less fuel and achieve a 15 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2  emissions per passenger. In addition, noise emissions have been reduced by 30 per cent.
A further two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2012. Amongst the destinations that Lufthansa will serve with the new aircraft is Bangalore, which will thus become the second 747-8 destination in India after Delhi. Lufthansa has ordered a total of 20 Boeing 747-8s.



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