Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental takes first flight to Washington

      The new Boeing 747-8 airplane is environmentally efficient and features a seat that converts to a bed. (Photo: Lufthansa German Airlines)

      Friday{}marks the inaugural flight of{}a new luxury jumbo jet, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, from{}Frankfurt to Dulles, Va.

      The plane, which is scheduled to land at Dulles International Airport around 12:45 p.m. Friday,{}will provide service between the two cities initially six days a week, excluding Tuesdays.

      The aircraft, dubbed the "queen of the skies," is environmentally efficient and has some really cool features, including a seat that converts to a bed.

      Lufthansa German Airlines spokesperson Natalie Hartman appeared on ABC7's Good Morning Washington, where she shared her{}excitement for the plane's arrival.

      Lufthansa currently has 20 Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals on order, five of which are expected to be delivered this year.{}Eventually, airline officials say they{}will roll-out service to airports throughout the U.S. and India.

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