Lufthansa becomes new Airbus A350-1000 customer

German group closed order for 10 aircraft, in addition to five A350-900 and seven Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

While waiting for the certification of the Boeing 777-9, Lufthansa has decided to add a new aircraft to its long-haul fleet, the A350-1000.

The German group announced on Thursday a new order for widebody jets totaling 22 aircraft. There will be seven new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, five Airbus A350-900 and ten A350-1000, the largest aircraft of the European planemaker after the end of A380 production.

Lufthansa also stated that it is in advanced negotiations for a new order of long-haul aircraft, “which could be made available at shorter notice.”

Lufthansa A350-1000 (Airbus)

“With our purchase of 22 further Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s, we have secured the delivery of more than 50 latest-generation long-haul aircraft for the member airlines of the Lufthansa Group since the pandemic began”, said Carsten Spohr, CEO of Lufthansa Group shipping company.

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With the agreement announced today, Lufthansa has a total of 108 new widebodies on order, including A350-1000, A350-900, Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777-9 jets, the latter scheduled to enter service in 2025.

Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 (LH)

According to the airline, the entry into service of the new aircraft will allow the retirement of six models, the Boeing 747-400, Airbus A340-600 and Airbus A340-300, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 767-300 and Airbus A330-200, these the latter that make up the fleet of associates such as Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Edelweiss.

No forecasts were provided for the start of deliveries for the new order.


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