12.12.2018

First Airbus A380 in new Lufthansa Livery Design arrives in the United States

  • First A380 in new design takes off from Lufthansa hub in Munich
  • Landing of Lufthansa flagship in Miami in new livery on its first commercial flight today
  • Successful roll-out of the new design as a visible sign of the modernization of Lufthansa

Today, Lufthansa’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380, will land in the U.S. for the first time in the new Lufthansa livery design. The landing of the newly painted aircraft marks the festive conclusion of the anniversary year of the crane's 100th birthday (Lufthansa’s company logo and brand symbol).

The Airbus, named "Tokyo", was welcomed to Munich Airport, its first German destination, early this morning. It arrived from Guangzhou, China, where it had been repainted over the past three and a half weeks. Today, at 11:55 am local time, the A380 took off from Munich for its very first commercial flight to Miami. After an eleven-hour direct flight, the giant among passenger aircraft will arrive at Miami International Airport later today at 4:55 pm local time.

The A380 with the identification code D-AIMD is based at the Lufthansa Hub in Munich and is one of a total of five Airbus A380s that are based in the Bavarian capital. The flagship of the Lufthansa fleet operates the Miami – Munich and Munich – Miami routes on a daily basis during winter schedule 2018/2019.

“We are delighted to be the first destination, outside of Germany, to welcome the Lufthansa flagship in its new livery, here in Miami. The A380 offers a unique travel experience and maximum comfort in all four classes. This occasion once again emphasizes the commitment of the Lufthansa Group to The Americas and our ongoing goal to provide our U.S. customers with an extraordinary, top-of-the-line product,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Vice President Airlines Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group.

The A380 is one of the first 30 Lufthansa aircraft to fly in the new design this year. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Lufthansa crane logo, the airline has further developed its design and adapted it to the requirements of a digitalized world. The redesign of the airline's brand identity is the most visible sign of Lufthansa's far-reaching modernization.

As part of the airline's new design, the new Lufthansa paintwork highlights the airline’s modern, premium claim. The fuselage, wings and engines of the A380 are all painted in brilliant white. The deep blue, optically elongated tail provides the basis for a large, strong and contrasting representation of the crane, which has a diameter of over 19 feet on the tail unit. The Lufthansa lettering on the aircraft reach a maximum height of 6.2 feet. More than 45,208 square feet of aircraft skin was repainted with hundreds of gallons of paint.

About The Lufthansa Group
The Lufthansa Group is the world’s biggest airline group in in terms of revenue, and is also the market leader in Europe’s airline sector. The Group strives to be the “First Choice in Aviation” for its customers, employees, shareholders and partners. And safety, quality, reliability and innovation are the prime credentials and priorities of all its business activities.
The Lufthansa Group is divided into the three strategic areas of Hub Airlines, Point-to-Point Business and Service Companies. The Group’s network carriers, with their premium brands of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, serve its home market from their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs. With its Eurowings brand, the Group also offers short- and long-haul point-to-point services in the growing private travel market. And with its service companies, which are all global market leaders in their individual industries, the Lufthansa Group has found success in further areas of the aviation business.
The Lufthansa Group’s airlines currently (Summer Schedule) serve 343 destinations in 103 countries on four continents and offer 15,415 weekly frequencies. The Group’s total fleet comprises some 728 aircraft and its member airlines will be taking delivery of 180 new aircraft between now and 2025. In 2017, the Lufthansa Group employed around 130,000 personnel, welcomed 130 million passengers aboard its flights and generated sales of around EUR 35.6 billion.
The Lufthansa Group is headed by its five-member Executive Board. Carsten Spohr is Chairman & CEO; Thorsten Dirks is in charge of Eurowings and aviation services; Harry Hohmeister bears responsibility for the commercial management of the Group’s hub airlines and airports; Ulrik Svensson is head of finance and IT; and Dr. Bettina Volkens is in charge of HR and legal affairs.