Lufthansa’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380, has landed in the US for the first time in the new livery.
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.
The A380 then took off from Munich for its very first commercial flight to Miami.
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 daily during the winter schedule 2018.
“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 emphasises the commitment of the Lufthansa Group to the Americas and our ongoing goal to provide our US customers with an extraordinary, top-of-the-line product,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, vice president airlines sales, 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 digitalised world.
The redesign of the airline’s brand identity is the most visible sign of Lufthansa’s far-reaching modernisation.