On Sunday 6 June, Lufthansa operated its first commercial Airbus A380 flight. Lufthansa flew the German national soccer team to the Soccer World Cup in Johannesburg aboard its new flagship Airbus A380. The A380 (D-AIMA / MSN038) operating the Frankfurt-Johannesburg route under flight number LH2010 left Frankfurt Airport at 20:30 and arrived at Johannesburg at 8:15 local time.
All the passengers on the special flight were presented with an exclusive Lufthansa World Cup fan kit full of items the supporters will need to cheer their team on.
Captain Jürgen Raps, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board and Chief Pilot, was pilot in command of the special flight. The cabin crew comprised two pursers and 19 flight attendants.
After returning to Germany, Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 will be on display at ILA Berlin Air Show – one of the world’s largest and most important aerospace exhibitions.
The A380 will be used on regular service between Frankfurt and Johannesburg, Beijing and Tokyo.