Lufthansa Announces Washington as Inaugural 747-8 Destination

Lufthansa today announced that the Washington Dulles (IAD) – Frankfurt (FRA) route would be the first to see service from their brand new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. Lufthansa, the first carrier to fly the 747-8 in a passenger configuration, is slated to take delivery on April 23, with service starting shortly after.

The aircraft will feature Lufthansa’s new lie-flat business class seats, which replace their current business class seats found on the 747-400, A380, and other Lufthansa aircraft. Their first aircraft is registered D-ABYE.