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Lufthansa plans global launch of B-747-8 from Delhi

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India will become the first country in Asia to see the debut of Lufthansa’s sophisticated new business class state-of-the-art Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (B747-8) on August 6 through a global launch.

The airline has chosen India as second market worldwide for the all-new ‘Queen of the Skies’. The arrival of the B747-8 also turns India into the Asian launch market for Lufthansa’s new business class, a statement issued here said. “Choosing India as 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,’’ according to Lufthansa South Asia Director Axel Hilgers.

The B747-8 is configured with eight first-class, 92 business class and 262 economy class seats. It will replace the Boeing 747-400 now serving the Frankfurt-Delhi route. Lufthansa will also introduce the new aircraft on its Frankfurt-Bangalore route later this year, the statement said.

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Printable version | Dec 6, 2019 4:34:26 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/business/companies/lufthansa-plans-global-launch-of-b7478-from-delhi/article3658701.ece

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