February 28, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox
Today, Lufthansa begins regular, scheduled flights from Frankfurt to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on its A380 aircraft. Inaugural flight LH400 departed Frankfurt at 11:05am and is scheduled to touchdown at JFK at 1:35pm. Lufthansa plans to increase the frequencies to JFK subsequently, and will ultimately offer daily service. New York’s JFK airport now is Lufthansa’s fourth A380 destination after Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg. Flights are available for booking on http://www.lufthansa.com.
“New York is one of the most important markets for Lufthansa, so it was imperative for us to launch transatlantic flights on our flagship aircraft to this U.S. gateway,” said Jens Bischof, Vice President The Americas for Lufthansa.
Lufthansa has equipped the A380 with 526 seats in a three-class configuration. Today’s A380 flight also marks the introduction of the brand-new First Class cabin to the North American market. It features eight seats on the upper deck, each measuring 6’9” feet in length and 2’7” feet in width. Best of all, the two first class bathrooms have separate changing and lavatory areas with more personal space and storage options.
Also on the upper deck is the award-winning Business Class cabin with 98 with larger luggage bins and a power supply that works with all worldwide connections. On the main deck are 420 Economy Class seats with individual in-seat video screens, an optimized ergonomic seat design and slimmer seat back resulting in two more inches of personal space per passenger.
Lufthansa has ordered a total of 15 A380 aircraft, all scheduled for delivery by 2015. Four A380 aircraft are already delivered.
For more information, visit www.lufthansa.com.