Lufthansa has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.
With the registration D-ABYF, the aircraft will head to Frankfurt for final adjustments before it enters scheduled service.
From December 10th the plane will fly daily from Frankfurt to Los Angeles.
On this route to California, the most populous and most economically powerful state in the United States, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental will be configured to seat 388 passengers: eight in First Class, 80 in Business Class and 298 in Economy Class.
With a population of about 3.8 million, Los Angeles is the second-largest urban area in the US after New York. It is a major centre of the film, oil and aviation industries and a popular travel destination with a wide range of tourist attractions and sights.
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 GEnx-2B engines consume less fuel and achieve a 15 per cent in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions per passenger.
In addition, noise emissions have been reduced by 30 per cent. Next year, Lufthansa is scheduled to take delivery of another five Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets.
By 2015, Lufthansa’s 747-8 fleet will encompass 20 aircraft.
Lufthansa is considered Europe’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.