It is one of the most important events for the year for the Lufthansa Group: The first Lufthansa A350-900 landed at its home airport of Munich airport today. With a total of ten aircraft, Lufthansa stations the world’s most modern long-haul fleet at the Munich hub.
Captain Martin Hoell flew the A350-900 “home” today, and is thrilled: “The A350-900 is the most modern plane with the most up-to-date technical features a commercial pilot can fly.” For the cabin crew who brought the A350-900 to Munich, the event is also “a milestone that makes us very proud”, says flight attendant Annika Wittmann.
Flight LH 9921 from Toulouse landed today on the southern runway, and was greeted by the fire brigade spraying arches of water as a welcome. There was a Lufthansa Christmas angel on board, Lufthansa employee Anja Oskoui, who had a special something in her suitcase: She gave a 10,000 euro cheque to a Munich orphanage from help alliance, Lufthansa’s non-profit employee organisation.
The Help Alliance organisation has been around for more than 17 years. It is committed to ensuring that more people on our planet can decide for themselves how to live their lives. The result of the 13 Lufthansa-founded associations: More than 140 successfully supported aid projects, more than ten million Euros in donations – in addition to emergency aid provided in the event of various natural disasters.
Airbus has put together a must-see video of the assembly of the Lufthansa Airbus A350-900. It can be found at the following link: http://www.a350xwb.com/delivery/lufthansa/
Featured image caption: Lufthansa Christmas angel Anja Oskoui passes the cheque to the representatives from the Munich orphanage. (From left to right) Kathrin Krist (House Manager of the Munich orphanage), Daniel Fritsch (Divisional Manager for new buildings and unaccompanied refugee children) and Martina Chaborski (Donations coordinator). Photo: Lufthansa