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Germany: Lufthansa Takes Delivery of 1,500th Boeing 747 Jetliner

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US plane maker Boeing delivers its 1,500th Boeing 747 to Germany's Lufthansa German Airlines. It is the Frankfurt based air carrier's 14th Boeing 747-8. It will be deployed on long haul routes.

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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental taking off for Frankfurt, Germany. Photo Credit: Boeing.

Boeing has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa German Airlines.

The long-range airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th such airliner that the German air carrier has acquired. It will be deployed on long haul routes from Europe to the far reaches of the globe.

"Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and our commitment to continuous innovation," says Eric Lindblad, 747 Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

"The new 747-8 is delivering on its promise to our customers, and we continue to look at ways to make it even more efficient in the future."

The 747 is the first widebody airplane in history to reach the 1,500 milestone. Its iconic shape makes it instantly recognizable, and passengers have consistently voted it their favourite airplane to fly.

 

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