TodayinTheSky / Lufthansa to fly Airbus A380 to SA for Fifa World Cup in June 2010
German airline Lufthansa will be the second airline to fly a giant Airbus A380 into Johannesburg.
The first was Air France, which uses one for scheduled flights from Paris.
The arrival of the first of these earlier this year was watched by thousands of people.
Lufthansa will take delivery of its first A380 in June 2010 and will use it to bring the German Soccer Team to this country for the FIFA World Cup, leaving Frankfurt on Sunday, June 6, and arriving at OR Tambo Airport at 8.15 am on Monday, June 7.
It has put Johannesburg on a short list of possible destinations for scheduled flights by the A380 but no decision has yet been reached on this.
The German soccer team will be accompanied by about 150 fans, who won their seats in a draw.
They will have an opportunity to meet the players at a send-off on Sunday evening and take part in a talk session with team manager Oliver Bierhoff, football association general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach and the players.