Although Lufthansa received its first A320neo on 20 January, the official delivery ceremony was held on 12 February at Hamburg, Germany.
This date was not chosen at random. It was 40 years ago, on 9 February 1976, that Lufthansa took delivery of their first Airbus - an A300. Since then, the company has acquired 582 units.
For this latest ceremony, 700 guests and journalists were invited to the event. The first Lufthansa A320neo sports a special logo on the rear fuselage: "First to fly A320neo - Less noise. Less fuel. Less CO2."