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.

Lufthansa starts vaccination of employees in Germany

  • Initially up to 2,000 weekly vaccinations
  • Michael Niggemann: “Lufthansa employees make important contribution to society.”
  • Crews and employees with personal customer contact receive vaccination offer first

Lufthansa began vaccinating the first employees in Germany. In the first week, 2,000 vaccine doses will be available and can be administered by the Group’s Medical Service in Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. The initial focus is on those colleagues who have personal contact with customers, such as aircraft crews or employees at the stations.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our employees have also been making an important contribution to society. With our flight and cargo services, we give travelers the security of being able to perform socially or economically important tasks, for example. We are pleased to now be able to offer our employees a vaccination,” says Dr. Michael Niggemann, Chief Human Resources Officer Lufthansa Group.

Lufthansa recommends that its employees take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated.