Lufthansa closes the lease of four Airbus A350s that flew with LATAM

Second-hand aircraft will be received by the German carrier by the end of this year

The Lufthansa group signed a leasing contract to receive four more Airbus A350-900 jets in its fleet. The second-hand aircraft will be supplied by Deucalion Aviation Limited and delivered to the company later this year.

The aircraft that will be operated by Lufthansa are currently stored in the United States. The widebodies, according to data from Planespotters, have serial numbers 35, 45, 79 and 363 on the Airbus production list and were received in 2016 by LATAM Brasil, where they flew with registrations PR-XTC, PR-XTD, PR- XTG and PR-XTM.

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Ordered back in the days of TAM Linhas Aéreas, the A350s ended up being withdrawn from service in 2021 after the airline decided to operate only Boeing widebodies.

With aircraft jets of the type in service and a total of 38 firm orders, Lufthansa is the leading operator of the A350 in Europe and the third largest customer of the A350 in the world, behind Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Former LATAM A350 registration PR-XTC (Kevin Hackert)