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March 25, 2014updated Dec 20, 2023

Lufthansa’s A380 Summer Schedule Returns to New York

By Chris Boyle

lufthansaa380Lufthansa is resuming the A380 service from Frankfurt to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from Sunday.

The flights – LH400/LH401 – will operate during the summer schedule, which starts on March 30 and lasts until October 2014.

This will be the third season in which Lufthansa will fly the A380 to New York’s JFK, which also happens to be the first North American station that serviced the aircraft type when it first touched down on February 28, 2011. Flights are available for booking on

“New York is one of the most important markets for Lufthansa, so it only made sense to return the A380 to JFK in order to accommodate the summer’s increased transient travel demands,” said Juergen Siebenrock, Vice President, The Americas.

“We’re excited to once again offer New Yorkers the option to experience this amazing aircraft, combined with Lufthansa’s award-wining service, thus taking the flying experience in all three classes to a whole new level,” Siebenrock continued.

Most fuel-efficient aircraft

The Airbus A380 is the world’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, burning about 12% less fuel than other wide-body jets, and is approximately 30% quieter than the current generation of wide-body aircraft.

The airline has ordered a total of 14 A380 aircraft, all scheduled for delivery by 2015. This will make Lufthansa the largest A380 operator in Europe.

Lufthansa’s A380 is configured with 526 seats, which results in a 25% capacity increase on this route, and features the airline’s new First Class product. Located on the upper deck, this space is the quietest cabin in commercial aviation and boasts an air humidification system – the first of its kind to be installed on a commercial aircraft – that improves air humidity to help fight off jet lag.

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Two large, luxurious bathrooms with separate changing and lavatory areas offer enhanced personal space and storage. The cabin’s eight generously proportioned, ergonomic seats measure 6’9″ feet in length and 2’7″ feet in width, and provide the ultimate in comfort and innovation for an exceptional travel experience.

Also located on the upper deck is the world’s largest Business Class cabin with 98 seats, featuring improved functionality, including more storage and a power supply that works with all worldwide connections. The main deck is home to an impressively spacious Economy Class cabin. Each of the 420 seats features an in-seat video screen, an optimized ergonomic design and a slimmer seat back that adds two inches of personal space per passenger.

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