Lufthansa takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, arrives in Frankfurt

Boeing and the Lufthansa Group on August 29 celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner, a 787-9, to Europe’slargest airline group at Paine Field, Everett, Wash.

The first copy is registered as D-ABPA and is named “Berlin”. It will go into service on the Franfkurt – Toronto route.

Photo: Boeing.

The Lufthansa Group has 32 firm orders for the 787 and joins nearly 50 customers worldwide in operating the industry’s most fuel efficient and capable airplane. Boeing designed the 787 family with superior efficiency, which allows airlines to profitably open new routes and fly people directly where they want to go in exceptional comfort.

Using 25% less fuel and creating 25% fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace, the 787 family has avoided more than 125 billion pounds of carbon emissions since entering service in 2011.

Since revenue service began in 2011, the 787 family has launched more than 325 new nonstop routes around the world, including approximately 50 routes opened since 2020. The 787-9 can fly 296 passengers up to 7,565 nautical miles (14,010 km) in a typical two-class configuration.

In addition to 32 787 Dreamliners on order, the Lufthansa Group has firm orders for 20 777-9 passenger airplanes and recently placed a firm order for seven of the new 777-8 Freighter.

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