Lufthansa has just announced an order for 10 new long-haul widebody jets. Split evenly between the Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900, the new planes will further Lufthansa’s widebody fleet modernization plans. The new aircraft will also position the airline group for a long-haul international recovery.
Lufthansa has ordered five more Boeing 787-9s. Photo: Lufthansa
Lufthansa orders 10 new long-haul jets
Lufthansa has opted to take five more Boeing 787-9s and five more Airbus A350-900s. The two aircraft types are not new in Lufthansa’s order book, and the German carrier is already flying the A350-900s.
The five new Boeing 787-9 orders are actually white tail, already produced jets that Boeing was searching for a home for. The first 787-9 will join Lufthansa’s fleet this year, with more deliveries occurring from 2022-onwards.
Lufthansa has opted to take five more Airbus A350-900s in 2027 and 2028. Photo: Lufthansa
As for the Airbus A350-900s, the five additional jets will be delivered to the carrier in 2027 and 2028. These are new production aircraft that have not been built yet.
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr stated the following on the new order (translated from German):
“Even in these challenging times, we are consistently investing in more modern, more economical, and lower-emission aircraft. Due to countercyclical opportunities, we are modernizing our long-haul fleet even faster than planned before the start of the pandemic. The new aircraft are the most modern of their kind. We want to further expand our global leadership role, among other things through innovative premium products and a state-of-the-art fleet – especially out of responsibility towards the environment.”
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