Lufthansa orders more A350s and Boeing 787s
Lufthansa - Airbus A350-900 (D-AIXJ) - AirTeamImages.com - Rolf Jonsen
Yesterday, on May 3rd, the Lufthansa Group announced the purchase of 10 Airbus and Boeing long-range jets. The airline decided to buy five Airbus A350-900 and five Boeing 787-9.
Lufthansa's long-haul fleet renewal aims to maintain the prestige of the 5-star premium airline. As part of the German airline's fleet renewal plan, Lufthansa will incorporate 175 new aircraft into the airline's fleet over the next few years.
Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said: "Even in these challenging times, we are continuing to invest in a more modern, more efficient and a lower emission Lufthansa Group fleet. 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. We want to further expand our global leadership role, among other things, with cutting-edge premium products and a state-of-the-art fleet – especially because we have a responsibility to the environment."
The Airbus A350-900s will be delivered between 2027 and 2028, with Lufthansa's planned purchase of 45 Airbus long-range planes.
Lufthansa - Airbus A350-900 (D-AIXJ) - AirTeamImages.com - Carlos Enamorado
The Boeing 787-9 is expected to be delivered to the airline during the European winter in late 2021 or in the first half of 2022.
Lufthansa's strategic plan is to have a more economical fleet that reduces damage to the environment.
According to the Lufthansa Group: "With the Airbus A350-900, the Boeing 777-9 and the Boeing 787-9, the Lufthansa Group will operate the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft in terms of kerosene consumption per passenger and 100 kilometers flown. On average, the new aircraft will only consume approximately 2.5 liters of kerosene per passenger and 100 kilometers flown. This is about 30 percent less than many current as well as previously operated long-haul aircraft models and will have an equally positive impact on the Group’s carbon footprint."
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