Thanks to a friend ‘behind the fence’ at Lufthansa in Frankfurt, here are among the first ever images of Lufthansa’s newest 747-8i, D-ABYO, as she sports the ‘Fanhansa’ livery in celebration of the World Cup.

Nicknamed ‘Saarland’, she’ll take to the air tomorrow for the first time in passenger service as she flies from Frankfurt to Bangalore.  Up until now, she has been parked in Hangar 5 since being delivered from Boeing.

As far as I am aware, these are the first outdoor images of her moments after being pulled out of the hangar where she was undergoing final preparations before being certified by Lufthansa Technik.
Enjoy the photos, and thanks Uli! 😉

 

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