19 OCTOBER 2009


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Article from BTNews 19 OCTOBER 2009

Lufthansa gets airborne with A380

LUFTHANSA’S first Airbus A380 has made its maiden flight from Toulouse and has flown to Hamburg for completion.  Whilst the fifth carrier to put the A380 into service (after SIA, Emirates, Qantas and Air France) Lufthansa supplied the cabin crew for the airline’s first ever certificated operation, a one hour trip for the press back in 2007.  The airline plans to put the A380 into service in March.  Lufthansa has 15 A380s on order and Airbus will deliver five of them next year.  The airline will offer 550 seats, the largest number to date, the top deck exclusive for First and Business Class with Economy taking up the whole of the lower area. www.airbus.com www.lufthansa.com

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