April 29, 2012
-- Lufthansa will add the Boeing 747-800 on the Delhi and Bangalore routes in the current summer schedule. What is more, the company will deploy the aircraft on its direct Delhi-Frankfurt and Bangalore-Frankfurt routes. 'India will be the first Asian nation where Lufthansa sill fly the world's newest aircraft', quoting a company statement the BL report said.
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.