Lufthansa to order A320neo and 777 freighters
The Lufthansa Supervisory Board approved orders for 35 new aircraft at its meeting today.
Thirty of the aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family are for the Passenger Business, the other five orders are for Boeing 777 freighters for the business segment Logistics.
Investment in new aircraft strengthens the competitiveness of airlines in the Group. Besides greater fuel efficiency, all the models on order will help lower operating costs as well as noise levels and emissions.
The total orders will include twenty five A320neo and five A321neo aircraft destined for continental European traffic in the Passenger Business. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2016.
The business segment Logistics will receive five new Boeing 777 freighters, which are slated to join the fleet from 2013. They will be utilised to seize growth opportunities fuelled by rising demand.
The orders in total are valued at list price at close to four billion US dollars. They will be funded from the Group’s own assets or from external financial resources.