Industry Lufthansa Group orders 80 new aircraft with Airbus and Boeing

Lufthansa Group has announced that it has signed purchase agreements for 80 new state-of-the-art short- and medium-haul aircraft with Airbus and Boeing.

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Fleet modernisation continues in Lufthansa Group’s airlines, and the alliance has now announced a new order with Airbus and Boeing to underline their ambitions of creating more sustainable operations. LHG has ordered 40 Boeing 737-8 MAX and 40 Airbus A220-300s for Lufthansa City Airlines.

In addition to these 80 fix orders, LHG holds purchase rights for 60 more 737-8 MAX’ and 20 A220-300s, bringing the possible total of aircraft ordered to 160 new aircraft. Lufthansa Group announced, that the A220s will be deployed for the newly launched Lufthansa City airlines.

Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board, Fleet and Technology: "With today's aircraft order, we are accelerating the largest fleet modernization in our company's history. This increases our order list of around 200 aircraft to 280 – plus an additional 120 purchasing options for further state-of-the-art short- and medium-haul aircraft. We are pleased that both Airbus and Boeing were able to convince us on all commercial and technological aspects.”

For which airline the 737-8 MAX have been ordered for, is not yet known. Kayser however stated: “The decision for the Boeing 737-8 MAX will also give us more flexibility for the procurement of short- and medium-haul aircraft in the future. The new ultra-modern aircraft offer our guests additional comfort. They are also quieter, more economical, more efficient, and emit up to 30 percent less CO2 than their predecessor models. The order demonstrates our airlines' future viability and ability to invest, and it shows that we are living up to our responsibility to reduce our carbon emissions."

The A220 seats 148 passengers and will be deployed on short-haul routes from Lufthansa City Airlines’ hubs at Frankfurt and Munich. Deliveries will commence in 2026. The 737-8 MAX can accommodate 190 passengers in a two-class configuration with the first aircraft to be delivered in the third quarter of 2027.

Lufthansa Group is one of the largest airline groups in the world and its airlines include Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and many subsidiary airlines more. Together, the group operates a fleet of over 730 aircraft.

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