Starting in Summer 2020, Lufthansa will take off from Munich with two additional Airbus A380 aircraft. This will increase the Munich A380 fleet to a total of seven aircraft, with the remaining seven stationed in Frankfurt. Lufthansa passengers will soon experience the world’s largest commercial aircraft on five routes from Munich, including the addition of two new destinations served by the double decker. In the United States, Lufthansa’s A380 will now serve San Francisco year-round, and for the very first time, Lufthansa will be operating this aircraft to Boston, thus increasing capacity in the New England market. In addition to these routes, Los Angeles, Beijing and Shanghai are also on Munich’s A380 flight schedule for summer 2020.
“Since last March, the A380 has been operating very successfully from Munich. A few weeks ago, we welcomed the millionth A380 passenger on board in Munich. Our customers and our crews love the A380 experience. The flagship of our fleet is perfect for our 5-Star hub Munich. We will continue growing where quality and costs go hand in hand,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Lufthansa currently operates the Airbus A380 from Munich to Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong. In the upcoming 2019/2020 Winter Schedule, the giant Airbus will operate to San Francisco, Miami and Hong Kong (until December 2019), as well as Shanghai (as of January 2020).
"Passengers traveling on one of our A380s from Boston or San Francisco to Munich, and back, will certainly enjoy the quintessential, high-quality Lufthansa flight experience that we are known for," said Frank Naeve, Vice President of Sales in The Americas. "Adding year-round A380 service to San Francisco, as well as placing our A380 on the Boston-Munich route, continues to demonstrate Lufthansa Group’s commitment to the United States.”
Since 2010, the Airbus A380 has been one of Lufthansa’s flagship aircraft, with a fleet consisting of 14. The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft – 78 feet high and almost 239 feet long. Due to a high proportion of composite materials, the A380 is 15 tons lighter and has a 50 percent lower noise levels than comparable long-haul aircraft. Moreover, the A380 flies in and out of airports at the same speed of an A320. All of these characteristics contribute to the reduction of aircraft noise in surrounding areas of airports. The A380 has 33 percent lower fuel consumption and correspondingly lower CO2 emissions than aircraft of the previous generation.