Lufthansa is the launch customer for this aircraft, the first of which will connect Frankfurt and Washington from June 1 with six flights a week. New Delhi, Bangalore, Chicago and Los Angeles will be added successively during the summer schedule with the arrival of four additional aircraft scheduled to join the Lufthansa fleet in 2012, the report said.
“The B747-800 features many innovations, such as the new Lufthansa Business Class product which includes a seat that turns into a horizontal lie-flat bed,” Axel Hilgers, Director — South Asia, Lufthansa German Airlines is quoted as saying by the report.
“The fact that we introduce the best products currently available on board of our long-haul fleet to India first shows the importance of this market for Lufthansa,” he added. For more automobile and related industry news, visit automotivehorizon.sulekha.com.