|50th Boeing 747-8, delivered to Lufthansa [Photo: Boeing]|
The 50th delivery of a Boeing 747-8 has just been completed, with Lufthansa receiving the milestone aircraft. It is the German airline's seventh 747-8 to date and its 82nd 747 as a whole.
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"Lufthansa is very proud to have the next Boeing 747-8 entering our fleet – almost exactly one year after the launch flight from Frankfurt to Washington, DC," said Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President Fleet Management, Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
"After one year of operation and now seven aircraft in the fleet, the aircraft has proven and delivered the excellent economical and ecological performance. We are very happy with the reliable operation of the 747-8."
Boeing delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa in April 2012. The airplane entered service on 1st June 2012 with a flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Washington, D.C.