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Lufthansa expands A380 operations

Lufthansa expands A380 operations

German flag-carrier Lufthansa has confirmed it will expands its Airbus A380 operations, with the launch of a new flight to Miami to be launched in June.

Services on the popular Beijing route using the super-jumbo will also be increased, following a successful launch in September last year.

Lufthansa will increase departures to one a day from April 10th 2011.

Miami will be the next US destination to be served by the carrier’s flagship A380, following New York-JFK and San Francisco.

Starting June 10th 2011, Lufthansa will be operating daily A380 flights from Frankfurt to Florida.

The world’s largest passenger aircraft is replacing a Boeing 747-400 currently serving this route, utilising the existing flight numbers LH 462 and LH 463.

The cabin accommodating a total of 526 passengers will be configured with eights seats in First Class, 98 in Business Class and 420 in Economy Class.

Miami will additionally be served daily from Zurich by SWISS with an Airbus A340.

During the winter flight schedule Lufthansa will resume direct flights to Miami from Dusseldorf with an Airbus A330-300, initially in early October with three weekly flights, increasing to daily service from November.