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A380 MEDIA ADVISORY


Wednesday, August 1st - Lufthansa introduces First-Ever A380 service to Texas Inaugural ceremony and press conference at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport and Public Viewing Party

Lufthansa to Offer Daily A380 Service to Houston; Aircraft Media Tours

 

When:

 

Wednesday, August 1

 

What:

 

Inaugural Flight and Arrival of Lufthansa A380 to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Invitation-only Airport Event:

12 PM – Check-in for Aircraft Touchdown, Inaugural Ceremony (pre-registration required). Please bring your passport and press credentials. You will receive a special gate pass and wrist band identifying you as a VIP guest in order to proceed through security and go directly to gates D 11 & D 12.

1:50 PM – Flight arrival
*Note: Estimated time of arrival is 1:50pm; actual time might be earlier or later. We will announce a more specific estimate via e-mail the morning of August 1.

2:25 PM – Inaugural Ceremony & Press Conference with Mayor Annise Parker; Mario Diaz, Houston Airport System Director; Lance Lyttle, Houston Airport System COO and Juergen Siebenrock, Lufthansa VP The Americas

3 PM – A380 Aircraft Tours begin
- Space is limited for tarmac access and aircraft tours; media must RSVP as soon as possible.
- All media need to register by Friday, July 27, and must bring a government-issued picture ID.

 

Public Viewing Party - IAH Airport Ranger North Trail Head (off 1960 just East of Farrell Rd.)

12:00 PM – Event begins – DJ and Contests - snacks and drinks provided

• Best luggage packing, best Lederhosen, best Yodeling
• Grand prize includes Lufthansa airline tickets
• Details can be found – fly2houston.com/A380party  

 • 1:50 PM – Flight arrival

Where:

 

• Airport event check-in: Location: IAH, west end of Terminal D, near Lufthansa Ticketing Counters
• Park in Parking Garage D/E (Tickets will be validated)

 

Press Opportunities:

 

• Tarmac access for AV media and photographers
• Capture visuals of aircraft arrival; exterior shots; aircraft interior including new First Class
• Interviews with Lufthansa executives, flight captain and cabin crew, and Airport officials
• Exclusive onboard aircraft tours with product expert guides (filming allowed on aircraft)


 

Press Registration Requirements:

 

• Media must pre-register with Lufthansa. (Once confirmed, tour participation is non-transferable.)
• All media participants must complete documents for review
• Before boarding the aircraft, media must present press credentials and valid ID
• All tour participants will be processed through standard airport security and must obey all TSA guidelines

 

Visuals:

 

Footage of Lufthansa’s A380 is available via the below link (Click “Airbus A380 “ section): http://presse.lufthansa.com/de/mediathek/filmarchiv.html

Images of Lufthansa’s A380 is available via the below links A380 interior: http://mediabase.lufthansa.com/mediabase/Access.do?lnk=1&cid=13703&chk=b20f878ac55dda310a7bf3f925940552

A380 exterior:
http://mediabase.lufthansa.com/mediabase/Access.do?lnk=1&cid=13704&chk=de56aeecca9611aa9df99cbb578d1b5a

 

Register/ RSVP:

 

Christina Semmel, Lufthansa Corporate Communications; christina.semmel@dlh.de  
Upon receipt of this email, we will ask for various passport information
Registration deadline – Noon, Friday, July 27

 

Day of / Event Contacts:

 

Lufthansa – Christina Semmel; 631-839-5231; christina.semmel@dlh.de  
Lufthansa – Nils Haupt; 516-343-0224 ; nils.haupt@dlh.de  
Lufthansa – Suzanne Mannion, Newsmaker Group Public Relations; 201-725-0471; smannion@newsmakergroup.com  
Houston Airport System – Darian Ward; 281-455-2776; darian.ward@houstontx.gov
 

 

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