As the official partner of the German Olympic Sports Federation, Lufthansa is again this year flying Germany’s sporting elite to the Olympic Games. Around 80 participants, especially from the rowing and women’s football team will be taking off from Frankfurt at 17.20 hours bound for Beijing aboard scheduled flight LH720. At the official farewell in departures concourse A, Dr. Karl Rudolf Rupprecht, Lufthansa’s head of hub management in Frankfurt as well as representatives of Fraport, the German Olympic Sports Federation and the German Sport Foundation wished the Olympic competitors all the very best and every success in their sporting mission.
The Lufthansa aircraft on the 8,854 kilometre-route to the Chinese capital is a Boeing 747-400 named after Hamburg. The aircraft seats 330 passengers. Piloting the flight is Captain Ulrich Schottke: With him on the flight deck is Senior First Officer Max Butter and First Officer Sven Jacob. Purserette Elisabeth Rommelfanger and her team of flights attendants will be on hand to ensure the wellbeing of the athletes, officials and journalists. The in-flight fare ranges from salmon in mustard sauce with carrots, sugar snap peas and mashed potatoes in Economy to prawns on chilli sauce, Bok Choi cabbage and rice with scrambled egg in Business Class.
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