Lufthansa Group announced Monday that it will purchase ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing B787-9s, to replace older aircraft and increase the efficiency of its fleet.
These aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa Airline and strengthen the 5-star premium offer of the Group’s core brand.
The five Boeing B787-9 aircraft are expected to enter service next winter and in the first half of 2022, with the five Airbus A350-900 aircraft to be delivered in 2027 and 2028.
“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”, said Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.