Lufthansa to receive 23 new aircraft in 2014

11 Feb 2014 by GrahamSmith

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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