Lufthansa takes delivery of its first Airbus A380
Lufthansa took delivery of its first Airbus A380 today. Airbus President and CEO Thomas Enders handed over the aircraft to Lufthansa CEO and Chairman Wolfgang Mayrhuber at an official ceremony at the Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder.
“Passengers can look forward to a very special flight experience on board the A380,” Wolfgang Mayrhuber said at the handover. “In cooperation with Airbus, we have developed many technical solutions regarding the cabin design and furnishings which are being given a world premiere in this aircraft. Our innovations in terms of cabin air, light systems and inflight entertainment make our A380 unique.”
The brand new Lufthansa A380 took off from Hamburg in the early afternoon on its ferry flight to Frankfurt with about 500 guests and 22 crew members on board. A large reception for the Lufthansa flagship was held in Lufthansa Technik’s new A380 maintenance hangar – the largest hangar in Europe – which accommodated 2,000 guests for the special occasion.
In the evening, Frankfurt’s mayor, Petra Roth, christened the first Lufthansa A380 “Frankfurt am Main”.
Lufthansa has configured its Airbus A380 with 526 seats. The entirely new First Class cabin with eight generously proportioned seats on the upper deck reflects the concept of individuality and offers the ultimate in comfort and technical innovation.
Also on the upper deck is the award-winning Lufthansa Business Class cabin with 98 seats. On the main deck, 420 seats in an impressively spacious Economy Class cabin provide an unprecedented level of passenger comfort.