Lufthansa deploys 747-8 on the Frankfurt-Sao Paolo route
Lufthansa is set to introduce the latest-generation Boeing 747-8 to a new destination. From 29 March, the ‘Queen of the Skies’ will fly daily between Frankfurt and Sao Paolo.
Flight LH 506 is currently operated with a Boeing 747-400, the predecessor model of the Boeing 747-8. The switch to the new aircraft will happen just in time for the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
The latest addition to the Boeing 747-8 route network is the eleventh of a total of 19 ‘Dash Eights’ to go into service in the Lufthansa fleet. The new aircraft comes with significant improvements in the area of eco-efficiency: the Gent GEnx-2B engines consume less kerosene and achieve a 15 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions per passenger. In addition, noise emissions are 30 per cent lower.