It’s hard to believe a year has already gone by. But today marks the first anniversary of the first delivery of our 747-8 Intercontinental. The airplane, a BBJ version of the 747-8, went to a VIP customer.
The first 747-8I ever delivered took off one year ago today.
Since then, we’ve delivered a dozen Intercontinentals to commercial and VIP customers. Lufthansa was the first commercial customer to receive the airplane.
Here’s the first Intercontinental delivered to an airline customer, Lufthansa.
The fleet has been performing well in service, and passengers really love it. Travel expert Stefanie Michaels, better known as Adventure Girl, says “flying in the upper deck has a very private feel, almost like you’re in your own airplane.”
As for that very first 747-8I delivery, the airplane is currently at a completion center in Europe getting its VIP interior installed. Since none of us will probably ever get a chance to go inside, I thought you’d like to see what a typical BBJ interior could look like.
Depending on the customer, it can include a master suite with a king-sized bed and bathroom, a kitchen, dining area and lounge.
Congratulations to the entire 747-8 team in Everett on this special VIP anniversary.