Lufthansa is expecting to receive 23 new commercial aircraft this year.
The German flag carrier last week took delivery of its tenth Boeing 747-8. The “dash 8” is one of seven new aircraft that will be joining the carrier’s existing fleet in February and March.
These will include three Boeing 747-8s, one A380, one A330 and two A320s. While many carriers have progressively looked to phase out their 747 aircraft, Boeing has remained faithful to the “Queen of the Skies” and delivered the fourth generation of the aircraft in 2012 – the 747-8.
Lufthansa has stated that its new 747-8 has already been fully fitted-out, and is expected to start scheduled passenger flights by the end of February. It will replace the carrier’s older generation of the 747 – the 747-400. The carrier believes that passengers will appreciate the new aircraft, which is around 30 per cent quieter than the older model.
The new aircraft deliveries in 2014 is part of a comprehensive fleet modernisation programme. Lufthansa will receive a total of 261 new aircraft by 2025, at a list price of €32 billion (US$44 billion).
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