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




Wednesday, August 1




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 –  

 • 1:50 PM – Flight arrival



• 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




Footage of Lufthansa’s A380 is available via the below link (Click “Airbus A380 “ section):

Images of Lufthansa’s A380 is available via the below links A380 interior:

A380 exterior:


Register/ RSVP:


Christina Semmel, Lufthansa Corporate Communications;  
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;  
Lufthansa – Nils Haupt; 516-343-0224 ;  
Lufthansa – Suzanne Mannion, Newsmaker Group Public Relations; 201-725-0471;  
Houston Airport System – Darian Ward; 281-455-2776;


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