Lufthansa Announces A380 Flights from New York to Frankfurt

Lufthansa officially announced today that its fifth A380 will begin regular scheduled flights from Frankfurt to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning February 18, 2011.

Initially the flight will operate twice per week, on Mondays and Fridays. Flight LH400 will depart Frankfurt at 11:05 a.m. and arrive at JFK at 1:35 p.m. The return flight LH401 will leave JFK at 4:10 p.m. and arrive back in Frankfurt at 5:50 a.m. the following day. Lufthansa plans to increase the  frequency of its flights to JFK, by mid-April offering daily transatlantic service between Frankfurt and New York.
New York’s JFK Airport will be Lufthansa’s fourth A380 destination after Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg. Flights are available for booking on beginning Tuesday, December 14.
Lufthansa has configured the A380 with 526 seats. The first scheduled A380 flight in February also marks the introduction of the airline's new first class cabin to the North American market. Lufthansa's first class seats are 6-fot-9 in length and 2-foot-7 in width. The redesigned first class cabin also has an air humidification system – the first of its kind to be installed on a commercial aircraft – that helps fights off jet lag, along with two large bathrooms with separate changing and lavatory areas that offer more personal space and storage options.
Also on the upper deck is the business class cabin with 98 seats with larger luggage bins and power outlets that work with all worldwide connections, eliminating the need for adaptors. The main deck will have 420 seats with individual in-seat video screens, an optimized ergonomic seat design and slimmer seat back with in two more inches of personal space per passenger.


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