Published on : Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Lufthansa Group has recently confirmed that it will continue its fleet modernisation with a new order for five 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. The incremental order further supports efforts to reduce complexity in its long-haul fleet and improve overall environmental performance by introducing more fuel-efficient widebody jets. The Lufthansa Group placed its initial order for 20 787-9s in 2019. The new purchase agreement takes the order book to 25 787-9s.
Detlef Kayser, Chief Operating Officer, Lufthansa Group said in a statement that the airline is very pleased that five more Boeing 787-9s will accelerate the modernization of the long-haul fleet. He mentioned that with the ultra-modern, fuel-efficient aircraft, a strong signal can be sent for environmental responsibility within the Lufthansa Group. He also informed that furthermore the operating costs will be reduced and guests will be provided with a state-of-the-art travel experience.
Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Boeing added that the Lufthansa Group has been navigating an extremely challenging market and positioning itself for the recovery ahead and the eventual return to growth. He mentioned that it is honoured that the airline has once again selected Boeing’s widebody airplane family to power their future fleet. He said that the 787’s superior fuel efficiency and range provide the Lufthansa Group the flexibility to profitably operate the airplane across its route network.