7 JANUARY 2019
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A new livery and a new flagship for Lufthansa have been unveiled with the arrival in Munich of the airline’s latest Airbus A380. The aircraft arrived from Guangzhou (China), where it was repainted over three and a half weeks.
The welcoming ceremony for the superjumbo, named Tokyo, below, also marked the end of the 100th anniversary year of the airline’s bird logo, which represents a crane in flight.
The four-class A380, one of five based for the first time at the Lufthansa hub in Munich, entered service shortly after the ceremony, taking off for its first commercial flight to Miami.
Hub CEO Wilken Bormann said: "We are delighted to be the first to present the Lufthansa flagship in its new premium design. The A380 offers a unique travel experience and is a perfect match for our 10-star base here.”
The A380 is one of the first 30 Lufthansa aircraft to fly in the new design, which features fuselage, wings and engines in brilliant white and an optically-elongated tail in deep blue providing the basis for an enlarged version of the crane logo.
This has a diameter of more than 6m, while the letters forming the airline name are 1.9m tall. More than 4,200sq m of aircraft skin were repainted with hundreds of litres of paint.
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