Lufthansa gets first A380

May 19: Airbus delivered the first of 15 A380s for Lufthansa at a ceremony at the company’s factory in Hamburg, Germany.
Lufthansa will deploy its new flagship aircraft on routes to Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg with three more to join the fleet by the end of the year.
“Passengers can look forward to a very special flight experience on board the A380,” Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa. “In cooperation with Airbus, we have developed many technical solutions regarding the cabin design and furnishings which are being given a world premiere in this aircraft. Our innovations in terms of cabin air, light systems, sound insulation and in-flight entertainment make our A380 unique.”
Lufthansa and Airbus have a long history of partnership – in 1976 Lufthansa accepted the first Airbus A300B4 and is the fifth airline to introduce the A380 into service.