Lufthansa takes delivery of second Airbus A380
Tuesday 20, July 2010
Just two months since delivery of its first Airbus A380, Lufthansa has received the second of the type in Hamburg.
The new A380 will be ferried from Hamburg to Frankfurt on 21 July prior to being named ”München“ at a festive ceremony at Munich Airport by the wife of Munich’s governing mayor on 28 July. Its inclusion in the Lufthansa fleet will raise frequencies ex Frankfurt to Tokyo from thrice-weekly to daily services from 2 August.
In the Lufthansa configuration, the A380 seats a total of 526 passengers. An entirely new First Class with eight deluxe seats on the upper deck reflects individuality, superior comfort and technical innovation, making air travel an even more relaxing and pleasant experience. The upper deck also accommodates the prize-winning Business Class with 98 seats. Comfort is enhanced additionally in the 420 seats in an impressive and generously dimensioned Economy Class. Numerous airports around the world are currently preparing for the arrival of A380 flights. In Frankfurt, the home base of the Lufthansa A380 fleet, passengers are already boarding and disembarking from the new flagship on two levels.
Presumably from 1 September, Lufthansa is to begin flying thrice-weekly from Frankfurt to Peking with its third A380. The giant Airbus will take off for Peking on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, with return flights each time on the following day. A daily flight will be possible on the route when the fourth A380 joins the fleet at the end of October. From 25 October, the airline is planning to commence thrice weekly flights with its flagship between Frankfurt and Johannesburg. These flights will be available ex Frankfurt on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The return flights from Johannesburg will each be operated on the following day.
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