Lufthansa Group clarifies widebody-fleet strategy

On 4 March, the Lufthansa Group announced its 2020 annual results. The company also took the oppertunity to clarify its widebody-fleet strategy post-Corona. The group will drastically reduce the number of types in its airline's fleets which will see the retirement of 115 aircraft in the coming years.

Large widebodies: B747-8, B777-300ER and B777-9, meaning the retirement of the A340-600, A380 and the B747-400.

Medium large widebodies: A330-300, A350-900, B777F and B787-9, meaning the retirement of the A330-200, A340-300, B767-300ER, B777-200ER and MD-11F.

Next to the widebodies, the Group is also considering a fleet-wide retirement of all aircraft over 25 years old. Group-wide this would mean the additional retirement of eight A320s and twenty A321s. A final decision about this will be made later this year.

The Lufthansa Group has open firm orders for one A220-300, 69 A320neos, 40 A321neos, 26 A350-900s, 20 B777-9s and 20 B787-9s.

Photo by Lufthansa Group.


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