Just a very brief post this morning.
Lufthansa’s 747-8i is set to debut in Los Angeles later today when it arrives at approximately 1:00pm (Los Angeles time). Flight 456 from Frankfurt is being operated by D-ABYA, which was the first 747-8i delivered to Lufthansa and which entered service on June 1.
I was fortunate enough to be in Frankfurt in June for the event celebrating the launch, and was equally fortunate to have experienced the 747-8i First Class cabin a few days later. Its a wonderful aircraft!!
I also had the chance to be on the observation deck in Frankfurt when D-ABYA left for Washington Dulles on her maiden voyage on June 1.
Next up for the 747-8i as far as US cities are concerned will be Chicago.
Lufthansa has further updated their Long Haul Timetable for Summer 2013. The most “important” update as far as I am concerned is that the 747-8i will fly from Frankfurt to Washington DC on a daily basis beginning May 12. Currently it flies the route only 5 times a week.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PREVIOUS LUFTHANSA TIMETABLE UPDATE FROM OCTOBER 13.
THE LATEST UPDATE:
Frankfurt–Bangalore effective between June 18 and July 11 will be flown by a 747-400 instead of the 747-8i.
Frankfurt–Bogota begins daily service on October 28, and will continue through the Summer 2013 timetable.
Frankfurt-Jeddah will operate an A330-300 except on Sundays when an A340-600 will fly the route.
Frankfurt–Orlando beginning March 31 will be flown by a 3 class A340-600.
Frankfurt-Orlando effective October 1,2013 will be operated by a 747-400.
Frankfurt–Rio de Janeiro daily service that is being launched October 28 will continue through the Summer 2013 timetable.
Frankfurt–Toronto effective between August 30 and September 30 will be flown by a 747-400, replacing an A340-600.
Frankfurt–Washington Dulles effective May 12 (Flights LH418 & LH419) will be flown by the 747-8i on a daily basis.