Lufthansa is re-launching service between Munich and Miami in December, for the third time. From December 2, Lufthansa will operate five round-trips a week between Munich Airport and Miami International Airport.

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Lufthansa has taken delivery of its 75th Boeing 747, a new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet which it received on April 30.

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Air Dolomiti, an Italian regional airline owned by Lufthansa Group, will soon sign its first three codeshare agreements outside the close relationship it has with Lufthansa German Airlines.

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The airline’s new travel class will be bookable from May and will be available for travel from November, initially on the airline’s Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets.

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Turkish carrier SunExpress has finalized an order for 15 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 25 Boeing 737-800s, and has taken options on 10 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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During February and March, Lufthansa is taking delivery of three Boeing 747-8Is, one Airbus A380, one A330-300 ‒ the last of 19 on order ‒ and two A320s. Overall, Lufthansa Group expects to receive 23 new commercial aircraft this year.

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Dr. Christoph Franz, Lufthansa Group’s executive board chairman and CEO, says the SCORE restructuring program the group’s supervisory board launched in 2012 “is on course, despite massive headwinds: We are very confident we will achieve our targets.”

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A United Airlines service from Chicago landing early on the morning of June 4 will be the first flight to use London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2. United Airlines will be alone for two weeks as the first user of the new Terminal 2 main building.

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Together, Lufthansa and fast-growing low-cost subsidiary Germanwings will serve 211 destinations in 81 countries in their forthcoming winter flight schedules, a marginal expansion of services which includes at least one new destination, the Russian resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea.

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Lufthansa Group’s planned firm orders include 34 Boeing 777-9Xs and 25 Airbus A350-900s. The group will also take options on another 30 A350-900s, the deal giving it the flexibility to convert part of its Airbus A350 XWB buy to specify the larger A350-1000 if it wishes.

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On August 10, Lufthansa Group is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight of a land-based passenger aircraft to New York. A Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor of the original Deutsche Lufthansa landed at New York’s Floyd Bennett Field on August 11, 1938, nearly 25 hours after taking off from Berlin Tempelhof

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Included in the Lufthansa order ‒ signed at the Paris Air Show ‒ are 100 35 Airbus A320neo jets, 35 A321neos and 30 A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft fitted with Sharklets.

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Lufthansa, the launch customer of the Boeing 747-8 passenger version, took delivery of the milestone 747-8 almost a year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental.

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German flag carrier Lufthansa has taken delivery at the Airbus A320 final-assembly line in Hamburg of its first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets. The airline will receive 21 more new A320-family aircraft equipped with Sharklets by 2015.

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Flight LH416 departed Frankfurt at 9:50 a.m. and was scheduled to touch down at Dulles at 12:45 p.m. local time. The return flight, LH419, was scheduled to depart Washington Dulles International Airport at 5:55 p.m., arriving in Frankfurt at 8:05 a.m. the following day, local time.

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Boeing has delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet outfitted in airline configuration to Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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Embraer values the order at $226 million at list price. Deliveries of the five Embraer 195s to Air Dolomiti are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012.

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Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the purchase of two additional A380s, four A320s and one A330-300.

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The firm order follows the selection by the Lufthansa Supervisory Board of the A320neo family in March. All 30 A320neo-family jets will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G engines.

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