Lufthansa names the first B787-9 “Berlin” – Business Traveler


Lufthansa has announced that the first B787-9 Dreamliner to join its fleet will be named after the German capital.

“Berlin” (aircraft registration D-ABPA) is the first of five B787s the carrier will take delivery of in 2022, following a deal with Boeing earlier this year that saw it purchase already-manufactured Dreamliners which had been intended for other carriers previously. the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Last month Lufthansa has announced that its first B787-9 will be deployed on its Frankfurt-Toronto route this winter, although an exact delivery date has not yet been confirmed.

The Dreamliner won’t be Lufthansa’s first aircraft to bear the German capital’s name – other examples include the carrier’s first B707 and a superjumbo A380 (registered D-AIMI).

Announcing the move, Lufthansa said this about the city:

“Lufthansa and the German capital have a long and special relationship. The pre-war company was founded in Berlin in 1926 and has once again become one of the major airlines in the world.

“After the climax of World War II and for 45 years, only civilian planes of the ‘allies’ were allowed to land in the divided city. Since reunification, Lufthansa has flown to Berlin for more than 30 years, and no other airline has carried as many Berliners around the world in recent decades as Lufthansa and its sister airlines.

“Currently, Lufthansa Group airlines connect the German capital to some 260 destinations around the world, either by direct flight or via connections at one of the group’s many hubs.”

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