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Germany: Lufthansa Takes Delivery of 75th Boeing 747

Airlines and Aviation

Lufthansa takes delivery of its 75th Boeing 747, a 747-8 Intercontinental jetliner. The German-based airline now has 13 747-8s in its fleet. It took delivery of its first 747-8 in April 2014

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Lufthansa Boeing 747 takes off. Photo Credit: Boeing.

Lufthansa German Airlines flies Boeing 747s to 22 travel destinations in 10 countries around the world.

"Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing," says Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management.

"The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many years to come, and provide them with the ultimate in comfort and efficiency."

The German airline is the launch customer for the 747-8 Intercontinental jetliner and took delivery of the first one in April 2012.

The airline currently flies the 747 to 22 destinations in 10 countries. Over the years, the carfier has ordered a total of 81 747s.

The airline's first 747 – a 747-100 – was delivered in 1970. The airline was also the first to order the 747-200 Freighter. 

"Boeing and Lufthansa have a long and proud history of working together to bring new innovations to the airline industry," says John Wojick, senior vice president, Global Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

"We are pleased to continue that tradition with the 747-8 Intercontinental.