Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lufthansa's A380 takes off on maiden flight

Lufthansa currently flies Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the route. With the new service, Miami joins the following North American airports that have existing or looming A380 service: Los Angeles, Montreal, New York JFK, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington Dulles. For Lufthansa, Miami will be its third A380 destination in the U.S., joining New York JFK and San Francisco.

"We are extremely excited to introduce our new, flagship A380 aircraft as the very first in the Miami market," Jens Bischof, Lufthansa Vice President, The Americas, says in a release. "I applaud Miami International Airport's management team for their determination to become A380-ready." And, as you might expect, the news was enthusiastically received by officials at Miami International. "Lufthansa's announcement of the A380 coming to MIA is a pinnacle moment we have eagerly anticipated for many years," Miami-Dade Aviation Director José Abreu says in the Lufthansa release. "We are honored to be one of the first U.S. airports Lufthansa has chosen for A380 service and we greatly look forward to welcoming the historic first flight from Frankfurt in June."

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