In a workshop we received the news from our CEO that Lufthansa is not planning with the 777-9X in 2021, moving the entry into service into 2022. The decision has therefore been made that our 5 oldest 747-400,
D-ABVO, delivered in 1996
D-ABVT, all delivered in 1997
will receive another, their 5th, D-Check this year and retirement of these 4 aircraft is now planned between 2023 - 2025 with the last 747-400 leaving the fleet in 2027.
As of now, the 747-8i will not be retired before 2040.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please rise from your seats, as we are now welcoming Lufthansa’s 5 oldest Queen of the skies:
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