Lufthansa has called a reality check on the debut of its Boeing 777X aircraft, with CEO Carsten Spohr recently telling staff at an internal company meeting that the airline's first Boeing 777-9 won’t realistically arrive before the second quarter of 2022, according to people in attendance, who asked not to be named discussing comments that weren’t publicly made. Lufthansa remains the launch customer for the Boeing 777X With conflicting media reports stating that both Emirates and Lufthansa are the launch customer for the Boeing 777-9 (777X), Hohmeister also takes the opportunity to clear things up. “I’m quite sure that we will be the launching customer. Who else can it be?
On Thursday, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, announced at an annual press conference that Lufthansa will base the first new Boeing 777-9 aircraft in Frankfurt. Ignition app store. The Boeing 777-9 will replace Lufthansa’s aging Boeing 747-400 fleet. Lufthansa has ordered 20 of the new jets with the first delivery due in the second half of 2020. In November 2017 Lufthansa unveiled their new Business Class product, which will be introduced in the Boeing 777-9.
Spohr also announced that two additional Airbus A380-800s will be moved in Munich as of summer 2020. Lufthansa is currently using five Airbus A380-800s from their southern Germany hub, connecting Munich with Miami, Hong Kong
On Wednesday, the Lufthansa Group announced an order 40 more long-haul aircraft, increasing the order book to 72 long-haul planes.
Boeing 777x Lufthansa Jet
The Boeing 777-9 is the larger version in the new 777X family. It’s the newest family of twin-aisle airplanes that builds on the passenger-preferred and market-leading Boeing 777 and 787 families. The Boeing 777-9 has a length of 77 m (252 ft) and an extended wingspan of 72 m (236 ft). On the ground, the wings can be folded upwards to reduce the wingspan to only 65 m (213 ft). The range of the new aircraft is given to 14,075 km (7,600 nm) and the usual seat configuration in a two-class layout allows 400 to 425 seats according to Boeing.
Boeing 777x Plane
Lufthansa will configure its 777-9 in a three-class layout with a Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. According to Lufthansa, the new Business Class will feature between 30 and 45 seats. It has not yet published how many seats they will use in the other two classes.
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