Inaugural Flight of 汉莎航空 波音 747-8 Intercontinental (Photos)
汉莎航空, launch customer for the 波音 747-8 Intercontinental, initiated commercial service of the new Jumbo jet along the inaugural route of Frankfurt (FRA) to Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD). 汉莎航空’最新的旗舰飞机（D-ABYA）最初将在两个城市之间每周六天（不包括星期二）提供服务，并将使这条航线的运力增加6.3％。可以预订机票 www.lufthansa.com.
“波音747-8洲际飞机是出色的飞机，” said Christoph Franz, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche 汉莎航空 AG. “With its addition to our fleet, 汉莎航空 has created a product that is not 上 ly in line with our company’致力于创新，技术和效率，但同时也提供了一定的品质和功能，可以确保最大限度地提高我们的乘客数量’ in-flight experience. Travelers to and from Washington, D.C. are in for a memorable flight and 汉莎航空 looks forward to expanding our 747-8 Intercontinental service to other U.S. markets in the coming months.”
“It is such an honor to join 汉莎航空 in welcoming the 747-8 Intercontinental into service,”波音747计划副总裁兼总经理伊丽莎白·隆德说。“Lufthansa has provided great inspiration and leadership in helping us design a new Queen of the Skies for the 21st Century, an airplane that 汉莎航空 will love for its efficiency and reliability, airport neighbors will love for its quiet operations and low emissions, and passengers will love for its beautiful new interior and extra space.”
汉莎航空’s 747-8 Intercontinental is equipped with 362 seats in a three-class configuration (8 First Class, 92 商业 Class and 262 Economy Class). Passengers flying 上 the 747-8 Intercontinental will experience 汉莎航空’全新的商务舱，以“V” whereby two neighboring seats are angled towards 上 e another along a central axis. This innovative solution enables 汉莎航空 to fulfill 上 e of the main wishes expressed by customers during an extensive research process â€“ to sit or lie facing the direction of travel, while at the same time enjoy virtually double the distance between two neighboring seats at shoulder level, which now gives 商业 Class passengers greater privacy and more personal living space. At the push of a button, the seat converts to a full-flat, horizontal sleeping surface measuring 6’6″长度（1.98 m）。符合人体工程学的缓冲技术可确保在坐姿或水平姿势下提供高度舒适感，而可调式扶手在躺下时可在肩部区域提供更多空间。
汉莎航空’对波音747-8 Intercontinental的承诺证明了该航空公司’s 50-plus year partnership with the U.S.-based manufacturer. 汉莎航空 currently has 20 波音 747-8 Intercontinentals 上 order and is expected to take delivery of five in total this year. The airline will roll-out service to gateways throughout the U.S. and India.