In part 3 of Lufthansa’s extensive update for their Long Haul fleet for 2015, I look at the 747-8i and the new destinations it will see beginning in late March.   The changes aren’t widespread, but if you live in, or travel to these LH destinations you are in for a treat with the 747-8i.


Beginning on March 29, 2015 the 747-8i will replace the 747-400 on the following routes.

Frankfurt – Buenos Aires

Frankfurt – Newark

Frankfurt – New York JFK (LH404 & LH 405)   — As a side note, LH had indicated as recently as this past summer that FRA-JFK would be dropped from the timetable.   It looks as though they changed their mind and will keep JFK as a gateway.  


Beginning on April 27, 2015:

                  Frankfurt – Boston (LH422 & LH 423)


All 747-8i will operate as 4-class aircraft with 8 First Class, 80 Business Class, 32 Premium Economy and 244 Economy seats:




PART I:   Click here to see the changes coming to the A380 route map as well as the A380’s Premium Economy rollout calendar.

PART II:  Click here to see the changes involving the 747-400, including the removal of First Class cabins and Premium Economy rollout calendar.