Lufthansa Group will induct ten long-haul aircraft, five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as part of the modernization of its fleet.
As part of the carrier’s fleet renewal program, a total of 175 new aircraft will be delivered to Lufthansa Group airlines this decade.
The carrier will take delivery and operate the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as early as next winter,. The other aircraft will follow in the first half of 2022. The carrier now has 45 firm orders for Boeing 787-9s and Boeing 777-9s. The five newly ordered Airbus A350-900s will be delivered in 2027 and 2028. This brings the total number of firm orders for the A350-900 to 45 aircraft.
“Even in these challenging times, we are continuing to invest in a more modern, more efficient and a lower emission Lufthansa Group fleet,” said Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. “At the same time, we are pushing ahead with the modernization of our long-haul fleet even faster than planned prior to the coronavirus pandemic due to anticyclical opportunities. The new aircraft are the most modern of their kind.”
In 2021, Lufthansa will take delivery of one Airbus A320 family aircraft on average every month, and will use the jets on short- and medium-haul routes. Delivery of a further 107 Airbus A320 Family aircraft is planned until 2027.
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