The jet arrived at its new home base in Frankfurt on Tuesday, after flying in from the United States. It is due to enter service on June 1 this year, with a flight from Frankfurt to Washington, D.C.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to our long-haul fleet,” said Lufthansa executive Carsten Spohr. ”In future we will offer our passengers on board this completely newly developed long-haul aircraft an exclusive travel experience and the comfort of our new business class,” he said at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday.
The 747-8 measures just over 76 meters from nose to tail, making it the world’s longest passenger jet. It has a capacity of 358 passengers. The redesigned interior boasts a new curved, upswept architecture that is intended to give passengers a bit more space.
The airline will take delivery of 20 Boeing 747-8 aircraft through 2015. The first five are due to be delivered this year and will be deployed on routes from Frankfurt to Washington D.C., New Delhi, Bangalore, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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