Lufthansa’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to finally arrive in Frankfurt
The aircraft, with registration D-ABPA, will depart Paine Field (PAE) at 16:00 local time (23:00 UTC) on August 28, 2022, as flight number LH9921, Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) announced via its Instagram page. It is expected to arrive in Frankfurt (FRA) at 11:00 local (09:00 UTC) on August 30, 2022.
Worldwide deliveries of new Dreamliners were halted in 2021 over manufacturing issues and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) only gave the go-ahead for a first delivery to American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) on August 9, 2022.
What’s the plan for Lufthansa’s first 787-9?
The German airline’s first 787-9, which will be named “Berlin”, will now spend a few weeks in Frankfurt, where it will be fitted with its cabins. Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) says that all business class seats will have direct aisle access, a big draw for premium passengers.
Before it commences life on long-haul routes, D-ABPA will do some flying around Germany on domestic routes. This is for crew training purposes and is an excellent way for anyone to get the long-haul experience at a reduced ticket price!
The first scheduled long-haul flight will be to Toronto in Canada.
CONFIRMED: First #Boeing787 D-ABPA for @lufthansa will be leaving @BoeingAirplanes Paine Airfield Monday 16.00 local as LH9921 and arrive into @Airport_FRA on Tuesday Aug. 30 at 11.00 CEST #avgeek pic.twitter.com/dmAnbQWTIj— Andreas Spaeth (@SpaethFlies) August 28, 2022
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