The Lufthansa Group added to its order of new Airbus and Boeing jets on Thursday, increasing the total number of new aircraft in order to 108.
In the most recent purchase announcement, jet planes totaling $7.5 billion were ordered, including Airbus A350-1000s, A350-900s, and Boeing 787-9s. The parent firm, Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Supervisory Board, gave the go-ahead for the orders.
Carsten Spohr, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, says
“With our purchase of 22 further Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s, we have secured the delivery of more than 50 latest-generation long-haul aircraft for the member airlines of the Lufthansa Group since the pandemic began. These aircraft will be equipped with our new long-haul cabins, including the latest-generation seats in all classes of travel.
And the combination of our superb employees on the ground and on board, these highly advanced aircraft and our latest seating product on board will position our airlines well to the fore again within the premium segment.”
Lufthansa Fleet Expansion Deal
The Lufthansa fleet expansion deal of the Lufthansa group included a total of 22 widebody jets: ten A350-1000 passenger aircraft, five A350-900 passenger aircraft, and seven Boeing 787-9 ‘Dreamliner’ passenger aircraft.
This new purchase augments the prior orders placed by the group, which comprised aircraft of the categories outlined above, in addition to the Boeing 777-9.
The A350-900s will become part of a fleet that already consists of 22 aircraft and had a prior order list that comprised 28 of the same model. The group added 787-9s to the order list which already had 29 aircraft on it before they announced the new order. Currently, there are three 787-9s that are in operation.
According to reports, the A350-1000s will be used on premium heavy markets and would come equipped with a first-class cabin.
At the moment, first-class cabins are only available on aircraft operated by Lufthansa and SWISS. The SWISS also operates a fleet of relatively new Boeing 777-300ERs.
These planes have an average age of just 5.8 years and are not likely to be replaced by the brand-new A350-1000s that have been ordered. As a result, Lufthansa will almost certainly fly the -1000s with the brand-new first-class cabin that was only just unveiled for the very first time a few days ago.
The Lufthansa Group
Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Germanwings, Lufthansa Cargo, and Lufthansa German Airlines, as well as SWISS and Edelweiss, are the airlines that are part of the Lufthansa Group umbrella.
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