FC Bayern Munich will depart on a Lufthansa Airbus A340 on July 25, 2016 for an eleven-day USA trip on the “FCB Audi Summer Tour 2016”. To mark the occasion, the long-haul aircraft with the registration D-AIHK has been covered in a special FC Bayern Munich design. The Lufthansa Airbus will show off its “sporting outfit” for a year, departing from Munich to four continents.
The FC Bayern Munich Airbus will take off for the first time at 13.45 CET on July 25 from Munich Airport for Chicago. On board will be the FC Bayern Munich players, trainers and guests. A total of three matches will take place in the US: against AC Milan (Chicago), Inter Milan (Charlotte) and Real Madrid (New York). The return flight to Munich on August 4 is expected to depart from New York/Newark at 14.25 local time.
Lufthansa has been the official carrier of FC Bayern Munich since 2004. In addition to its long-term cooperation with FC Bayern Munich, the airline also works with the German Football Association (DFB) and supports numerous popular sports. Moreover, the airline is a national sponsor of the Deutsche Sporthilfe sports foundation, and has been a partner of the German Olympic Sports Committee (DOSB) for many years. This traditionally includes flying the German team to the Olympic Games and, as a partner of the National Paralympic Committee (DBS), to the Paralympics.
(Lufthansa Press Release)