Lufthansa has rolled out the first Boeing 747-400 painted in its new livery, with the aircraft scheduled to fly between Frankfurt and Toronto today.
The German carrier unveiled its updated livery in February, but was quickly forced to make adjustments over concerns that the main blue could appear too dark.
The new “Lufthansa Blue” replaces the traditional yellow colouring, though the airline has opted to keep the iconic crane image.
Lufthansa posted a photo of the aircraft on its news Twitter page, along with the caption:
“Touchdown in Frankfurt! Our D-ABVM is the first #Lufthansa @Boeing B747-400 in the new livery. With her we test an optimized blue after small adjustments. First flight tomorrow from FRA to YYZ. #ExploreTheNew”
Lufthansa announced earlier this year that a total of 40 aircraft would get the new livery over the coming months, with chief executive Carsten Spohr quoted as saying it would take eight years for the carrier’s entire fleet of 330 aircraft to be repainted.
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