Lufthansa still expecting first Dreamliner before end of winter schedule
A spokesman for Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) confirmed the timeline to AeroTime after the German carrier revealed that the first 787-9 would be named ‘Berlin’. The winter schedule runs until the end of March 2022.
The Dreamliner has been hit by a series of structural problems and deliveries are currently halted.
The five Dreamliners entering the Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) fleet next year were originally destined for another customer. Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) announced on May 3, 2021, that it had reached an agreement with Boeing to take the aircraft. That deal means it has 25 Dreamliners on order.
The German capital #Berlin is getting a new flying ambassador: Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) will name its first ever @BoeingAirplanes 787-9 "Berlin". The #Dreamliner consumes 30 percent less kerosene and has lower CO2 emissions. #FlyResponsibly #Sustainability More Info: https://t.co/KOzdlxzbl3 pic.twitter.com/TSYQHwCk71— Lufthansa News (@lufthansaNews) October 20, 2021
A naming ceremony for the first Dreamliner will take place “following delivery of the aircraft next year,” Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) disclosed in the press release on October 20, 2021. The airline has named its aircraft after German cities since 1960.
Until German reunification, Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) was banned from flying to Berlin. For 45 years after the end of World War II, only aircraft operated by France, the United States and Britain were allowed to land in the divided city’s Tegel and Tempelhof airports, both in West Berlin.
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