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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On June 3, Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, Europe’s first new major airport for several years, will begin operations.

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On August 1, 2012, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport will become the first airport in Texas to receive Airbus A380 scheduled service, when Lufthansa upgrades the aircraft type it uses to operate its daily Houston-Frankfurt flight.

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Boeing and Lufthansa are conducting pre-delivery testing of the new 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jumbo at Lufthansa’s main operations base at Frankfurt Airport from December 6 to December 9.

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Air China, Austrian and Lufthansa will be the first Star Alliance member carriers to install the new economy-class seats on their long-haul fleets. Deliveries of the seats from B/E Aerospace are scheduled to begin in 2012.

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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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The order will comprise 25 A320neos and five A321neos. Lufthansa Group becomes the fifth announced customer for the A320neo family.

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The new aircraft will be operated within the Lufthansa Regional family, serving German domestic and European destinations.

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In the forthcoming winter season, Frankfurt Airport’s weekly departures will increase 3.8 per cent compared with last winter. Total weekly seat capacity offered will be 680,000 seats per week, up 6.4 per cent year-on-year.

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Airbus delivered Singapore Airlines’ 11th A380 and Lufthansa’s second A380 on Friday July 16, taking the in-service fleet of the super-jumbos to 33 aircraft.

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Germany has placed a firm order for eight Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The transaction involved the exercise of eight previously announced purchase rights, according to Bombardier Aerospace.

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Lufthansa is claiming a world first by opening a premium-class lounge featuring its own beer garden, at Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport.

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Brussels Airlines’ induction into the Star Alliance on December 9, 2009 may not have brought the heft of recent inductee Continental Airlines, but it brings the alliance some exceedingly valuable assets.

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Continental Airlines is launching daily nonstop service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Munich on March 27, 2010.

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Lufthansa and JetBlue Airways have signed a codeshare agreement that envisages JetBlue placing Lufthansa’s ‘LH’ flight code on its flights.

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