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Newark, first international destination of the Boeing 787 of Lufthansa

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

The first Boeing 787-9 of the Lufthansa airline was christened this Monday at the Berlin Brandenburg airport by Mayor Franziska Giffey.

"The first Dreamliner in our long-haul fleet is called 'Berlin', because the company has a long and special relationship with the city. Lufthansa has been a strong partner of the German capital since its foundation in 1926. With the new Boeing 787 we proudly carry the name of the city all over the world”, commented Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Lufthansa was founded in Berlin on January 6, 1926 and was headquartered there until 1945. After World War II, only Allied planes were allowed to land in the divided city. Lufthansa did not fly to the capital again until 1990.

“Lufthansa and the German capital are linked by a long tradition. The company was founded in Berlin in 1926 and became one of the leading airlines. Today, the Lufthansa Group connects Berlin with the world," said Franziska Giffey, Mayor of Berlin.

Starting in December, the new Boeing 787 will operate its first international route between Frankfurt and Newark, New Jersey. The Dreamliner will make its first commercial flight on October 19 from Frankfurt to Munich. Since then, the plane will fly the national route three times a day. This will allow the necessary training flights to be completed and as many crews as possible to be trained.

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