Newark Liberty International Airport just celebrated the beginning of Lufthansa’s daily scheduled Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental service between Newark and the airline’s home base in Frankfurt.
As the largest operator of the new Queen of the Skies, Lufthansa now serves the New York metropolitan area with one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world and is the first carrier to bring the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Newark.
Flight LH402 departs Frankfurt at 13:30 and arrives in Newark at 16:10.
Passengers travelling to Germany leave Newark on LH403 at 18:10 and arrive in Frankfurt at 07:45 the next morning.
During the nine hour and five minutes air journey, passengers in all cabins enjoy the newest features and amenities on one of the world’s most sophisticated aircraft.
“The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental truly is an exceptional aircraft and we are delighted to expand our ‘Dash 8’ service in the US,” said Juergen Siebenrock, vice president of the Americas.
“Our passengers travelling to and from the New York and New Jersey regions will experience a product that is very well in line with our company’s commitment to innovation, technology and efficiency.
“With our 747-8 Intercontinental, we look forward to offer qualities and features that are sure to maximize the in-flight experience of our passengers,” continued Siebenrock.
With a population of about 5.6 million, the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region is one of Europe’s leading economic centres and popular travel destination with a wide range of tourist attractions and sights.
Through its home base at Frankfurt Airport and together with its Lufthansa Group members and Star Alliance partners, Lufthansa provides visitors to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region with convenient access to the world’s largest airline network and more than 1,300 destinations worldwide.
The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is a completely newly designed aircraft that builds upon the positive features of the Boeing 747 series, which has been Lufthansa’s reliable long-haul workhorse for more than 40 years.
The aircraft’s wings have significantly improved aerodynamics and newly developed wingtips.
Moreover, the aircraft provides tangible improvements in terms of eco-efficiency.
The aircraft’s GEnx-2B engines consume less fuel and achieve a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions per passenger.
In addition, noise emissions have been reduced by 30 per cent.
Lufthansa’s current 747-8 fleet consists of 15 aircraft and will be completed with the delivery of four additional aircraft in 2015.