Lufthansa moved the first Airbus A380 to Munich
On 17 March 2018, the first Airbus A380 Lufthansa arrived at the base in Munich. The D-AIMB aircraft is the first of the 5 announced for relocation to Munich.
In the 2018 summer season, Lufthansa wants to increase the transport capacity on several long-haul routes from Munich. To achieve its goal, it will relocate 5 Airbus A380 aircraft to the Munich base.
The first Airbus A380 in Munich
- Munich Airport (@MUC_Airport) March 19th 2018
On 17 March 2018, the first Airbus A380 (D-AIMB) Lufthansa aircraft landed at the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport in Munich. It was not by chance that A380 (D-AIMB) was elected, which bears the name of "Munich". Airbus A380 (D_AIMB) is configured in 4 classes and can carry up to 509 passengers: 8 seats at First Class; 78 seats in Business Class; 52 of seats at Premium Economy; 371 seats at Economy Class.
Starting with 25 March 2018, Airbus A380 Lufthansa aircraft will fly from Munich to Los Angeles (LH452), Beijing (LH722) and Hong Kong (LH730).
With the move of the 5 A380 aircraft from the 14 existing in the Lufthansa fleet, 500 new jobs were also created at the airport in Munich, the second hub of the German carrier. It is worth mentioning that no jobs will be lost in Frankfurt.
The 5 A380 will join the other Lufthansa aircraft from Munich, which are meant to operate long-haul flights, and recall Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-600 and Airbus A350-900.