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Delhi becomes Asian launch destination for B747-8

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India will become the first country in Asia to see the debut on August 6 of Lufthansa’s sophisticated, business-class Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (B747-8).

The airline has earlier introduced the ‘Queen of the Skies’ in the U.S., on the Frankfurt-Washington route. The new aircraft will also turn India into the Asian launch market for the airline’s sophisticated new business class, says a Lufthansa statement issued here.

“Choosing India as a launch-pad for our latest two products in Asia underlines this market’s importance in our global network as well as our commitment to grow here. These investments will further strengthen Lufthansa’s position in the core market, that is India,” Lufthansa South Asia Director Axel Hilgers said.

B747-8, which is configured with eight first-class, 92 business-class and 262 economy-class seats, will replace Boeing 747-400, which has been flying on the Frankfurt-Delhi route. The airline will introduce the aircraft on its Frankfurt- Bangalore route later this year.

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