Lufthansa will follow a different strategy than most other airlines when it takes delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental next year. O ther long-haul carriers—Lufthansa’s main European rivals Air France and British Airways, along with Qantas—have recently decided to replace their aging 747-400 fleets with a few Airbus A380s and a larger number of smaller long-range jets, such as the Boeing 777-300ER or Airbus A350-1000. Ironically, that order behavior conforms to the ...

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