Lufthansa passengers travelling between Delhi and Frankfurt will soon fly in unprecedented comfort and style in the most recent aircraft to enter service worldwide. From August 6, 2012, Lufthansa is going to serve this route (LH 760/1) with its latest global fleet member – the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental ( B747-8). As global launch customer for this completely new aircraft, the airline chose 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 sophisticated new Business Class, which includes a seat that converts into a 6.5 feet long, horizontal sleeping surface.
“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,” said Axel Hilgers, director South Asia, Lufthansa. “With the B747-8 and our brand new Business Class, we are offering Indian customers exceptional travel comfort. These investments will further strengthen Lufthansa’s position in the core market that is India,” he added.