Lufthansa to debut B747-8I on Washington route

Lufthansa is set to debut its Boeing 747-8I aircraft on the Frankfurt-Washington DC route.

The German carrier is the launch customer for the passenger version of the new Boeing jumbo, and CEO Christoph Franz this week said that the first route for aircraft would be to Washington.

According to, the announcement was made during a speech at the International Aviation Club of Washington yesterday (Thursday March 29).

Lufthansa has a total of 20 B747-8I aircraft on order, with the next-generation jumbo set to feature the carrier’s new fully-flat business class product, which has caused much debate among Business Traveller readers (click here for more details and to join in the discussion).

Lufthansa’s recent-introduced first class product, featuring a separate seat and bed, which also be fitted to the B747-8I (see online news March 21, 2011).


Report by Mark Caswell

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  • oasis1221

    Double standards from LH, with ultimate luxury for business class in this part of the world .Business class passengers on A320/321 in some parts of the Middle East fly for more than 4 hours crammed in an economy (European) configuration with 32-33 inch seat pitch called Business by not only LH but also AF!!