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Lufthansa Group Accelerates Modernization of Its Long-Range Aircraft

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Lufthansa Group, a global airline headquartered in Cologne, Germany, on Monday (3/5) announced that it would continue to modernize its aircraft fleet with a new order of five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Previously, the Lufthansa Group ordered the ultramodern and more fuel-efficient wide-body aircraft for 20 units in 2019. This new purchase agreement has increased the group’s order book to 25 units.

The accelerated modernization step, according to Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG, aims to reduce the complexity of the long-haul fleets that the Lufthansa Group has been using. 

As is well known, the wide-body Boeing 797-9 Dreamliner is capable of carrying up to 20% more passengers and about 25% more cargo being carried than the aircraft it replaces. Moreover, the new aircraft is more efficient in fuel consumption.

“The Lufthansa Group has navigated a very challenging market and positioned itself for a future recovery and eventually a return to growth,” said Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing at Boeing.

Boeing is also honored that the Lufthansa Group has once again selected its family of wide-body aircraft for operational flexibility and to reap profits across its route network. Since 2011, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has helped airlines fly more than 300 new routes non-stop.