Lufthansa launches A380 service to Beijing
Flagship takes off on second long-haul route; flights to Johannesburg to follow
Lufthansa’s third Airbus A380 enters scheduled service today (Wednesday, 1 September), just one week after being delivered to the airline. The aircraft, which bears the name Peking, will depart from Frankfurt for the Chinese capital at 17.20 hours under flight number LH720. After landing in Beijing at 8.30 hours local time on the Thursday, the aircraft will be officially named. The return flight (LH 721) will leave Beijing on Thursday morning at 10.30 hours and arrive at Frankfurt the same day at 14.30 hours.
Initially, the A380 will serve Beijing once a week. In coordination with Chinese authorities, Lufthansa aims to gradually increase the frequency of this service. On 12 September Lufthansa will launch flights to its third A380 destination, Johannesburg. The city will be served twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays.
In the Lufthansa configuration, the Airbus A380 can seat up to 526 passengers. The totally revamped First Class cabin with eight generously proportioned seats on the upper deck stands for individuality, the ultimate in comfort and technical innovation, which greatly enhances the travel experience. Also on the upper deck is Lufthansa’s award-winning Business Class cabin with 98 seats. On the main deck, the 420 seats in the impressively spacious Economy Class provide an unprecedented level of comfort. Details of the A380 flight schedule can be accessed at www.lufthansa.com/a380.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG