“Queen of the Skies” flies to Bangalore
Bangalore third Indian destination to be served by Lufthansa Boeing 747-8
Lufthansa passengers can now book flights to the latest Boeing 747-8 destination. Tickets for flights on the Frankfurt-Bangalore route with the Lufthansa flagship are now on sale.
From 13 September, the “Queen of the Skies” will depart daily from Frankfurt for Bangalore at 12.15 hrs, operating under flight number LH 754. The scheduled arrival time in the Indian metropolis is 0.30 hrs local time. Two hours later, LH 755 will return to its home base in Frankfurt, landing at 08.25 hrs.
Lufthansa will soon take delivery of its third Boeing 747-8 and add the final touches to the aircraft, which will bear the registration D-ABYD. As soon as it is ready to enter into
service, it will be deployed on the route to Bangalore – the third Lufthansa destination to be served by the new jumbo jet.
The B 747-8 Intercontinental currently flies to Washington
On board, Lufthansa passengers can enjoy the new Business Class, which includes a seat that can be converted at the press of a button into a horizontal sleeping surface measuring 1.98 metres in length. The new seat offers exceptional comfort for passengers
in a sitting or recumbent position, intuitive adjustment features, additional storage space and enhanced entertainment system.
The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is a completely new aircraft that builds upon the positive features of the Boeing 747 series, Lufthansa’s long-haul workhorse for more than 40 years. The aircraft’s wings have significantly improved aerodynamics and newly developed wingtips. The aircraft also provides tangible improvements in terms of ecoefficiency.
The GEnx-2B engines consume less fuel and achieve a 15 per cent
improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions per passenger.
In addition, noise emissions have been reduced by 30 per cent.
In 2012, Lufthansa expects to take delivery of a further Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, which is scheduled to operate flights to Los Angeles. To date, Lufthansa has ordered a total of 20 Boeing 747-8 aircraft.
Frankfurt (FRA) – Bangalore/India (BLR)
(all times stated are
NEW from 13 September 2012
LH 754 Frankfurt 12:15 hrs Bangalore 00:30 hrs (+1)
LH 755 Bangalore 02:30 hrs Frankfurt 08:25 hrs
Distance 7,414 km / 4,606 miles
Aircraft type Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
Seating capacity 362 seats (8 First Class, 92 Business Class, 262 Economy Class)