Lufthansa has taken delivery of its 75th Boeing 747, a new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet which it received on April 30.
The German flag-carrier’s first Boeing 747 – a 747-100 – was delivered in 1970. The airline was also the first to order the Boeing 747-200 Freighter.
“Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing,” says Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group fleet management. “The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many years to come, and provide them with the ultimate in comfort and efficiency.”
In addition to its growing fleet of new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jets, Lufthansa also still has 20 Boeing 747-400 widebodies in passenger service.
Lufthansa was the launch customer for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and took delivery of the first airline-configured 747-8I in April 2012. (Some weeks earlier, a 747-8 Boeing Business Jet produced for a VIP customer was the first 747-8I to be delivered.)
The airplane delivered Wednesday is Lufthansa’s 13th Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. The airline currently flies its Boeing 747s to 22 destinations in 10 countries.
Over the years, Lufthansa has ordered a total of 81 747s, six of which remain to be delivered. All of the remaining aircraft from its orders are 747-8Is.
The Boeing 747-8 has accumulated orders for 120 aircraft, most of them 747-8 Freighters. To date, 68 747-8s have been delivered.