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Lufthansa celebrates Boeing 747 milestone

Lufthansa celebrates Boeing 747 milestone

Boeing and Lufthansa celebrated the delivery of the German airline’s 75th 747 earlier.

“Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing,” said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management.

“The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many years to come, and provide them with the ultimate in comfort and efficiency.”

Lufthansa is the launch customer for the 747-8 Intercontinental jetliner and took delivery of the first one in April 2012.

The airplane delivered Wednesday is Lufthansa’s 13th 747-8 Intercontinental.

The airline currently flies the 747 to 22 destinations in ten countries.

Over the years, Lufthansa has ordered a total of 81 747s.

Lufthansa’s first 747 – a 747-100 – was delivered in 1970.

The airline was also the first to order the 747-200 Freighter.

“Boeing and Lufthansa have a long and proud history of working together to bring new innovations to the airline industry,” said John Wojick, senior vice president, Global Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“We are pleased to continue that tradition with the 747-8 Intercontinental.”

The 747-8 has accumulated 120 orders for passenger and cargo versions, 68 of which have been delivered.