Worth knowing

Lufthansa A380 above the Alps © Jens Görlich for Lufthansa

Here you’ll learn nice-to-know info on Lufthansa’s A380 – for example when and where training flights will take place and when new aircrafts will be named. In addition there is a virtual tour through an A380 on the Lufthansa website as well as a wallpaper download area with the most beautiful photos.

Lufthansa will name the 5th A380 after Johannesburg, the 6th A380 after Zürich.

Lufthansa will operate training flights in August and September 2010 at the Stuttgart airport. Some departures and landings are planned from August 9th to 11th 2010. The flights serve as pilot training and Lufthansa is said to consider Stuttgart an alternative airport to Frankfurt.  

On July 28th 2010 Lufthansa has officially named their 2nd A380 after Bavaria’s capital “Munich”. The launching ceremony is planned to take place in the morning, followed by two 90-minutes scenic flights crossing the Alps. Admission to the airport’s Visitors Hill will be free of charge that day. There will also be bus roundtrips from the airport’s Visitors Park to the A380.

Training flights take place on May 31st 2010 at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport and on June 1st 2010 at Leipzig airport. On June 2nd 2010 a training will be provided on the route Frankfurt – Stuttgart – Vienna – Dresden – Linz – Munich – Frankfurt (excluding Zurich), on June 3rd 2010 on the route Frankfurt – Berlin/Tegel – Hannover – Hamburg – Düsseldorf – Cologne/Bonn – Frankfurt (excluding Bremen).

Lufthansa’s A380 maiden flight will bring the German National Football Team to the World Championships in South Africa on 6th June 2010. Flight LH2010 leaves Frankfurt airport at 8:30 p.m. and arrives in Johannesburg at 8:15 a.m.. Passengers beside the national players, the coaches and physio team are around 150 football fans. 

Lufthansa names its aircrafts after German cities. The first plane was named “Frankfurt am Main” on May 19th 2010 in Frankfurt, the second is called “Munich”. The third aircraft is an exception and named after China’s capital “Beijing”, written on the aircraft in German and Chinese. The fourth will also carry the name of a foreign city: “Tokyo”.

Virtual Tour

Link to a virtual tour though Lufthansa’s A380


Delighted by Lufthansa’s A380? Download the most beautiful pictures as wallpapers.