Lufthansa has taken delivery of their 11th Airbus A320neo. Whilst this isn’t news by itself, this aircraft is the first of the class that has new Lufthansa livery – Lufthansa Blue.
Registered as D-AINK, the plane left the Airbus assembly plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder for final configuration at Berlin-Schönefeld.
In the tradition of Lufthansa naming, this plane is name after the city ‘Heidenheim an der Brenz’.
Lufthansa was the first customer of the Airbus A320neo (after Qatar Airways walked away from the early deliveries of the type).
The airline has orders of 122 aircraft of this type – both in the A320neo and A321neo versions.
Ten aircraft are currently in service in the German Domestic and European network, based out of the carriers hub at Frankfurt Airport.
I could go on about the new paint scheme, but that argument has been done to oblivion elsewhere. Suffice to say, it’s here and its time to get used to it.
Even though the Blue and Yellow looks far better on an A320neo….
Aircraft in the fleet are slowly being repainted, with new A350s coming out of the factory in the new colours as well as Boeing 747-8i’s being painted too.
It’ll be some years though before the blue and yellow vanishes from the network. Painting the Lufthansa fleet of 295 aircraft is going to take some time…
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