Lufthansa announced Wednesday that, to quote Lufthansa, “it will be the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to the Lone Star State.”

But don’t head out to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to await its arrival on Aug. 1, 2012.

That maxi-jumbo jet will be setting down at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, not at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. We’ll still get the perfectly acceptable but much smaller Airbus A330-300 for our DFW-Frankfurt flights.

“We commend the Houston airport’s management for their decision to invest significantly in order to make the airport A380-ready. Houston makes perfect sense as the fourth U.S. city to experience Lufthansa’s A380 flagship aircraft and premium service,” said Jürgen Siebenrock, Lufthansa’s vice president for the Americas.

“Lufthansa’s new A380 service also improves capacity between Houston’s prevalent oil and energy business and the airline’s over 35 other oil and energy destinations worldwide,” he said.

The A380 will replace the Boeing 747-400 on that route. The A380s have 526 seats, compared to 390 on the 747-400s and 221 on the A330-300s.

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