Lufthansa launches the Dreamliner on the Frankfurt-Toronto route: Business Traveler USA
The first of the carrier’s new Boeing 787-9s set to roll out on the winter program
Lufthansa has confirmed that its Frankfurt-Toronto route will be the first service for its Boeing 787-9s this winter. The German airline group announced at the start of the year the purchase of ten new wide-body aircraft, including five 787-9s and five Airbus A350-900s.
Deliveries of the Boeing Dreamliners are scheduled for the first half of 2022. Lufthansa said at the time that the Boeing planes would be delivered at a relatively short time because the planes, which were already being manufactured, were destined for other carriers before the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
In a tweet last week, Lufthansa said: âExciting news from the Lufthansa Dreamliner team: the first destination of our @BoeingAirplanes 787-9 will be YYZ @TorontoPearson, with service from @Airport_FRA. “
Subsequently, the group announced: “The first Boeing 787-9 is expected to operate for Lufthansa during the next winter program, with more to follow in the first half of 2022.” The airline group has not yet announced which seating products will be featured on these Dreamliners.
Despite Lufthansa’s announcement, deliveries of the new aircraft could be delayed by a dispute between the aircraft manufacturer and the Federal Aviation Administration over inspections of some undelivered 787s. According to reports in the The Wall Street Journal, deliveries of new 787 Dreamliners will likely remain on hold until at least the end of October.