First Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 gets ready for delivery

  • Lufthansa to receive its first Boeing 787-9 when deliveries recommence
  • Followed by cabin refurbishment at Frankfurt maintenance center
  • Official naming of the aircraft "Berlin" and first flight in the second half of the year
  • Kerosene consumption and CO2 emissions of Boeing 787-9 around 25 percent lower

The Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 with the registration D-ABPA and the future name "Berlin" will be delivered to Lufthansa following certification by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) this summer.

The ultra-modern long-haul “Dreamliner” aircraft will consume an average of around 2.5 liters of kerosene per passenger and 100 kilometers flown. That is around 25 percent less than their predecessor aircraft. The CO2 emissions are also improved accordingly.

The Boeing 787-9 "Berlin" will have an improved cabin product - including direct aisle access for all guests in Business Class. Following several weeks of planned cabin refurbishments at Lufthansa’s maintenance in Frankfurt, the aircraft will be deployed initially on domestic German routes for training purposes. The first intercontinental scheduled destination of the Lufthansa “Dreamliner” will be Toronto.

In total, the Lufthansa Group has ordered 32 Boeing “Dreamliner” with delivery between 2022 and 2027.