Lufthansa to fly A380 to Asia

23 Oct 2009

Lufthansa plans to introduce the Airbus A380 on its Asian routes.

"Asian airports are ready (to accommodate the A380). We are looking into our (points) throughout Asia," said Uwe HW Mueller, vice-president, Asia and Pacific, Lufthansa during a press conference at ITB Asia in Singapore, which ends today.

At press time, the airline declined to say which cities in the region are being eyed as the superjumbo's launchpad, although industry insiders have been speculating that Tokyo-Narita will kick off the new services.

Earlier, the German carrier announced it was introducing A380 services in the summer of 2010. It has 15 superjumbos on order and expects five to be delivered next year.

Currently, Lufthansa services Tokyo-Narita, Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore among other Asian cities from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.

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Julian Tan

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