FRANKFURT, GERMANY — The first Boeing 787-9 with the registration D-ABPA and the name "Berlin" will be delivered to the German flag carrier Lufthansa this summer after certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The aircraft will have an improved passenger cabin, including direct aisle access for all guests in Business Class. Following several weeks of planned cabin retrofitting at the airline's MRO facility in Frankfurt, the first German Dreamliner will be deployed initially on domestic routes for crew training purposes.

The first scheduled international destination of the Lufthansa's Dreamliner will be Toronto Pearson Airport.

Lufthansa Group has 32 Boeing 787-9s on order scheduled for delivery between 2022 and 2027. The initial order was 25 copies, but the company added seven more Dreamliners to its order book due to the delayed 777-9 deliveries until 2025. The German operator will receive the 777-9s, which were originally intended for other airlines with deliveries in 2025 and 2026.