Lufthansa Airbus A380
Lufthansa has received permission from Chinese authorities to fly its 526-seat Airbus A380 on 5X-weekly Frankfurt-Shanghai Pudong service from Sept. 26. Shanghai will be its second A380 destination in China.
In the past, China’s opposition to the European Union Emission Trading Scheme prevented Lufthansa from obtaining rights to operate an A380 to Shanghai, LH chairman and CEO Christoph Franz said last year. Ongoing negotiations with Chinese authorities have led to the allowance.
Lufthansa also flies daily Airbus A340-600 Frankfurt-Shanghai service and daily Munich-Shanghai flights.
By this summer, the carrier’s A380s will be in operation to Johannesburg, Houston, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo Narita.