Lufthansa to acquire ten long-haul aircraft to modernise fleet


Lufthansa has revealed plans to purchase ten long-haul aircraft from Boeing and Airbus as renounce of its fleet modernisation efforts.

The German carrier will buy five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

It drive bring the carrier’s total firm orders for Boeing 787-9s and Boeing 777-9s to 45. The drawings will also bring the total firm orders for the A350-900 to 45 aircraft.

Lufthansa resolve commence operation of the first Boeing B787-9 late next year and the outstanding four planes in the first half of 2022 while five Airbus A350-900 are slated for transport in 2027 and 2028.

The new aircraft last will and testament burn around 2.5l of fuel per passenger and 100km flown, which is close to 30% less compared with the majority of existing long-haul aircraft genera.

Deutsche Lufthansa executive board chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr estimated: “Even in these challenging times, we are continuing to invest in a more with it, more efficient and a lower-emission Lufthansa Group fleet.

“At the same chance, we are pushing ahead with the modernisation of our long-haul fleet even faster than schemed prior to the coronavirus pandemic due to anticyclical opportunities. The new aircraft is the most with it of their kind.

“We want to further expand our global leadership character, among other things, with cutting-edge premium products and a state-of-the-art swift – especially because we have a responsibility to the environment.”

The investment falls call of the framework agreement between the Economic Stabilization Fund of the Federal Republic of Germany (WSF) and Deutsche Lufthansa.

Junior to its fleet renewal programme, Lufthansa plans to take delivery of a sum up of 175 new aircraft by 2030.

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