Lufthansa has confirmed that Detroit will be the second long-haul destination to see its new B787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The German flag carrier took delivery of its first B787 in August 2022, followed by a second in October last year.

The aircraft are fitted with economy, premium economy and business class seats, and had originally been destined for Hainan Airlines.

Frankfurt-New York Newark was the first long-haul route for Lufthansa’s Dreamliner (which has also been rostered onto selected short-haul services between Frankfurt and Munich for crew familiarisation purposes), and in a tweet the carrier said that the B787 would be rostered onto its Frankfurt-Detroit route from February 13.

In total Lufthansa is set to take delivery of 32 Dreamliners by 2027, gradually replacing the airline’s A340 aircraft.

Lufthansa announced plans to decommission its entire A340 fleet in 2020 following the onset of Covid-19, but has gradually been bringing the planes back into service and will operate ten of the aircraft by this spring.