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Lufthansa to receive 23 new aircraft in 2014

Published: 11/02/2014 - Filed under: News »

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Lufthansa will receive 23 new commercial aircraft this year, including seven jets in the next few weeks.

The German carrier will take delivery of three B747-8s, one A380, an A330 and two A320s by the end of March.

Boeing last week delivered Lufthansa's tenth Boeing 747-8 to Frankfurt (see news, February 6).

The airline said this B747-8 has already been fully fitted-out, and is expected to start scheduled passenger flights by the end of this month.

It will replace the carrier's older B747-400 aircraft and is around 30 per cent quieter than that model.

Christoph Franz, CEO of Lufthansa Group, said: "With these new, state-of-the-art aircraft, we are investing in both passenger comfort for customers and the ecological sustainability of flight operations."

Lufthansa's new aircraft deliveries in 2014 form part of a comprehensive fleet modernisation programme. The carrier will receive 261 new aircraft by 2025, at a list price of 32 billion euros (US$44 billion).

Graham Smith

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Ian_from_HKG - 13/02/2014 09:54

Bizarre. A quote from the CEO lauding the new aircraft - which they have already announced they are going to get rid of ahead of schedule

alexpo1 - 13/02/2014 10:47

Exactly my thoughts, Ian.


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