Airlines Lufthansa group standardizes its A320 fleet
Lufthansa Group has announced the standardization of its Airbus A320 fleet.
Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss are developing a standard specification for the Airbus A320 fleet. The standardization process applies to aircraft that will be delivered to Lufthansa Group Airlines as of 2019 onward. When it comes to standardization, the airlines are focusing on the large, cost-intensive components such as cabin design and the galley.
In the future, the Airbus A320 is to be configured and standardized from the outset in such a way that aircraft can be converted within a short time and with little effort when they are transferred between Lufthansa Group airlines. This should allow the Lufthansa Group to react more quickly and flexibly to current developments and to move aircraft and capacities more easily and efficiently between the airlines and the Group’s hubs.
In addition to this, the standardization should create further synergies when purchasing aircraft.
Lufthansa Group airlines are expecting to receive around 100 new aircraft from the Airbus A320Neo family by 2025.
Currently, all Lufthansa Group airlines are operating Airbus A320 Family aircraft including A319, A320, A320Neo and A321.
The standardization of the fleet could become more important for Lufthansa Group as it is planned to integrate Brussels Airlines into the growing low cost carrier Eurowings. A standardized cabin product for the short- and medium-haul fleet could enable Lufthansa Group to migrate flights and hubs into its Eurowings network.
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