More sustainable aircraft for the Lufthansa Group
With the goal of being carbon-neutral by 2050, the Lufthansa Group has set itself a major goal. To achieve this goal, the Lufthansa Group will receive a total of 108 new long-haul aircraft of the latest design over the next few years. With this addition, the fleet of the Lufthansa Group will feature the most fuel-efficient and quietest aircraft available.
The Lufthansa Group has ordered 22 long-haul aircraft of the latest generation, which will join the fleet from 2025. These include ten Airbus A350-1000s, five Airbus A350-900s and seven modern Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
These fuel-efficient aircraft now consume an average of only around 2.5 liters of fuel per passenger per 100 kilometers flown - 30 percent less than previous models.
In cooperation with its partner Airbus, the Lufthansa Group is adopting more sustainable technologies and accelerating the modernization of its entire fleet. After all, fuel-efficient aircraft in particular are a major lever for more climate protection.
The new aircraft will replace older aircraft types in the medium term, which are gradually being phased out. These include the four-engine Boeing 747-400, the Airbus A340-600 and the A340-300.
The Airbus A350-1000 will be a new member of the Lufthansa Group fleet. This aircraft type is 73.8 meters long and offers around 15 percent more capacity than the A350-900. The ten A350-1000s on order will primarily serve premium-strong markets and will therefore all be equipped with First Class.
Lufthansa currently operates 21 aircraft of this type with great success. The five A350-900s ordered today will be followed by a total of 33 more of this long-haul aircraft.
Three Boeing 787-9s are currently in service with the Lufthansa Group. Including today's order, 36 additional Boeing 787-9s will be delivered over the next few years.