Lufthansa will not retire the 747-8 and says it will be its “flagship” after the crisis.
Speaking at the Virtual World Aviation Festival on September 25, Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr said his Boeing 747-8 aircraft will remain in service to be “our flagship after the crisis. He also indicated that he had accelerated the withdrawal of 14 747-400 aircraft by 2025.
“We love operating the 747-8, it’s the most efficient aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet,” Spohr said.
Spohr says the aircraft are “pretty much new” and cites the much higher belly load capacity of the A380s as a reason to keep the 747-8 in service.
Currently, Lufthansa counts as 19 747-8 aircraft.
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