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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Seventh A380 Enters into Service with Lufthansa



San Francisco served daily by an A380

Lufthansa’s seventh A380 enters into service as scheduled. The aircraft (registration DAIMG, “Mike Golf”), which was ferried to Frankfurt from the Airbus plant at Hamburg-Finkenwerder last weekend, will further increase Lufthansa’s capacity.

From yesterday, 10 May, it will be deployed daily on the Frankfurt – San Francisco route. A total of seven A380s will now take off daily for five destinations. Lufthansa flight attendants will welcome passengers aboard an A380 70 times per week – on the airline’s routes between Frankfurt and Johannesburg, New York, Beijing, Tokyo and now also San Francisco. Each week, almost 37,000 passengers will have an opportunity to fly on a Lufthansa A380.

Lufthansa expects to take delivery of the eighth aircraft of this type next month. Another two A380s will be delivered in 2012. The airline has ordered a total of 15 Airbus A380s.

Most fuel-efficient aircraft
The Airbus A380 is the world’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, burning about 12 percent less fuel than other wide-body jets, and is approximately 30 percent quieter than the current generation of wide-body aircraft. Currently, Lufthansa provides A380 service to Tokyo, Beijing, Johannesburg, and New York, and will begin service to Miami on June 10, 2011. The airline has ordered a total of 15 A380 aircraft, all scheduled for delivery by 2015. This will make Lufthansa the largest A380 operator in Europe.

Lufthansa’s A380 is configured with 526 seats and features the airline’s new First Class product. Located on the upper deck, the First Class cabin is the quietest in commercial aviation and boasts an air humidification system – the first of its kind to be installed on a commercial aircraft – that improves air humidity to help fight off jet lag. Two large, luxurious bathrooms with separate changing and lavatory areas offer enhanced personal space and storage. The cabin’s eight generously proportioned, ergonomic seats measure 6’9” feet in length and 2’7” feet in width and provide the ultimate in comfort and innovation for an exceptional travel experience.

Also located on the upper deck is the award-winning Business Class cabin with 98 seats featuring improved functionality, including more storage and a power supply that works with all worldwide connections.

The main deck is home to an impressively spacious Economy Class cabin. Each of its 420 seats features an in-seat video screen, an optimized ergonomic design and a slimmer seat back that adds two inches of personal space per passenger.

All the details on the Lufthansa A380 are available at www.lufthansa.com/A380.

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