The new Lufthansa design goes on tour


Jumbo jet and A321 will visit ten German airports, as well as Milan and Paris.

A heads-up to spotters and Lufthansa fans: on Thursday, February 8, a very special Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 and an Airbus A321 will be touring Germany and Europe. The jumbo jet and the A321 are the first Lufthansa airplanes in the new livery – and will make an appearance at ten German airports as well as the international airports Milan/Malpensa and Paris/Charles de Gaulle.

100 years ago, graphic designer and architect Otto Firle designed the heraldic animal of Lufthansa: the crane. The stylized bird is an unmistakable symbol for expertise, open-mindedness and quality. Over the last century, the Lufthansa logo has become one of the world’s most recognizable trademarks and today it represents the first and only European 5-star airline. In celebrating this anniversary, Lufthansa is not only taking a proud look back, but especially to the future – after all, the birthday of its heraldic animal is the perfect occasion to develop the brand’s identity.

The Boeing 747-8 (registration: D-ABYA) will take off from Frankfurt with the flight number LH9988 at 8:30 a.m. and make stops in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin, Dresden, Munich and Stuttgart before getting back to Frankfurt around 5 p.m. The flights will be carbon-neutral, with compensation of CO2 emissions via myclimate.

The Airbus A321 (registration: D-AISP) with the new design will also be making its round trip as part of its regular scheduled service on Thursday: from Munich to Milan/Malpensa and back, continuing on to Paris/Charles de Gaulle. After returning to Munich from Paris, it will take its last passengers from Munich to Frankfurt and end its tour for the day there.

All the information and all the routes of the two Lufthansa aircraft can be found in the attached infographics, on the info channels of the respective airports and at explorethenew.com. Enthusiasts who can’t be at the airport in person can track the flights of the two aircraft on flightradar24.com.