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Delhi next destination to be served by the ?Queen of the Skies?

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July 9, 2012

Delhi next destination to be served by the ?Queen of the Skies?

Since the beginning of June, Lufthansa?s first Boeing 747-8 has been deployed on the Frankfurt-Washington route. Only a few days ago, Lufthansa took delivery of its second B747-8, which will operate a daily service between Frankfurt and New Delhi from 6 August. Before the new ?Queen of the Skies?, which bears the registration D-ABYC, enters service, the final touches will be added to the aircraft at its home base at Frankfurt.

On board, Lufthansa passengers can enjoy the new Business Class, which includes a seat that can be converted at the press of a button into a horizontal sleeping surface measuring 1.98 metres in length. The new seat offers exceptional comfort for passengers in a sitting or recumbent position, intuitive adjustment features, additional storage space and enhanced entertainment system.

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is a completely new aircraft that builds upon the positive features of the Boeing 747 series, Lufthansa?s long-haul workhorse for more than 40 years. The aircraft?s wings have significantly improved aerodynamics and newly developed wingtips. The aircraft also provides tangible improvements in terms of eco-efficiency. The GEnx-2B engines consume less fuel and achieve a 15 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2  emissions per passenger. In addition, noise emissions have been reduced by 30 per cent.

A further two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2012. Amongst the destinations that Lufthansa will serve with the new aircraft is Bangalore, which will thus become the second 747-8 destination in India after Delhi. Lufthansa has ordered a total of 20 Boeing 747-8s.

Note to editors: Illustrative material and other information can be found on the Lufthansa Group website at:

Frankfurt (FRA) ? Delhi/India (DEL)

Flight schedule

(all times stated are local times)

NEW from 6 August 2012

Operates daily
LH 760        Frankfurt 13.45 hrs      Delhi 00.35 hrs

LH 761        Delhi 02.25 hrs           Frankfurt 07.10 hrs




7,045 km / 3,804 miles


Aircraft type


Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Seating capacity

362 seats (8 First Class, 92 Business Class, 262 Economy Class)

Source: Lufthansa

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