Lufthansa Group orders additional aircraft
The Lufthansa Group has announced it has reached agreements with both Airbus and Boeing for additional widebody orders.
With Airbus, the Group has secured an order for five more A350-900s, bringing its total orders for the type to 45. So far, seventeen of these have been delivered to the airline. Next to this order, Lufthansa has also reached an agreement with Airbus to reschedule pending deliveries.
At Boeing, Lufthansa added orders for five additional B787-9s, taking the total number of Dreamliners on order to 25. The five aircraft have already been built, but not taken-up by their customers. This means deliveries of these five will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, with the remaining twenty on order starting to arrive in 2022. It's currently unknown what the distribution of the Dreamliners will be across the Group but the press-release states that they will use them to replace the A340s in the fleet. Currently, the Lufthansa Group has 26 A340-300s in the fleet: nine at Swiss and seventeen with Lufthansa (CityLine).
Illustration by Lufthansa Group.