Lufthansa flying to New York with the A380
Lufthansa is planning to operate flights from Frankfurt to New York’s JFK International Airport with its new A380 flagship from 18 February.
Following delivery of the fifth A380 (registration D-AIME, “Mike Echo“), Lufthansa will be using it initially for twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) to replace the Boeing 747 and Airbus A330 long-haul jets on the existing LH 400/401 city-pair flights.
At the same time, the world’s biggest passenger plane will be flying the Frankfurt-Johannesburg connection daily expected from 15 February.
Lufthansa is planning to increase A380 frequencies to New York step by step up to daily transatlantic services with the new flagship between Frankfurt and New York, probably by mid-April.