Lufthansa made it official today when it announced that the A380 will begin to serve their Frankfurt-Shanghai route later this year.

Beginning September 26, the A380 will fly the route 5 times/per week.   The Frankfurt-Shanghai segment will be operated as LH728 that will depart Frankfurt at 5:20p and arrive in Shanghai at 9:55a the following morning.   The return flight will be flight LH729, departing Shanghai at 1:15p and arrive in Frankfurt at 6:55p.

This is the second LH route for the A380 to China– The A380 currently flies to Beijing as well.