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Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

A Lufthansa A380 departs from San Francisco International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai’s Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa’s long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa’s Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight.

Lufthansa’s A380s, like its A340s, features four cabins of service, including first class, business class, premium economy, and economy, but features an increased capacity of around 230 seats with a total of 509 seats. Overall, with this increased capacity, Lufthansa is increasing its capacity by 10 percent.

“Upgrading to the A380 strengthens our position as the most successful European airline in China, the fastest-growing aviation market in the world,” Veli Polat, Senior Director of Sales for Lufthansa in Greater China, said during the maiden Shanghai flight from Munich on Jan. 2.

“With the launch of the (A380) on the route to Shanghai, we will be the only European airline that flies the A380 twice a day to one of the most important destinations in the entire Asia-Pacific region.”

As of January 2020, Lufthansa offers 75 weekly flights from six Chinese destinations to Germany. The route is also flown by Air China, also a Star Alliance carrier.

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    Most people hate long flights or overnight layovers, but Albert loves them. The airport and flying parts of traveling are the biggest highlights of any trip for him – as this avgeek always gets a thrill from sampling different airline cabin products and checking out regional developments happening at local U.S. airports. He’s flown on almost every major carrier in the U.S. and Asia Pacific, and he hopes to try out the new A350s soon. Albert recently completed his undergraduate studies in Business Accounting at USC in Los Angeles and he is currently recruiting for a corporate analyst position at one of the U.S. legacy carriers. During his college years, he interned at LAX for Los Angeles World Airports working behind-the-scenes (and on the ramp) in public relations and accounting. Outside of writing for AirlineGeeks, he enjoys trekking the Hollywood hills, visiting new hotspots throughout SoCal, and doing the occasional weekender on Spirit Airlines.

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