The Lufthansa Group is leasing four more A350-900s

The Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernisation of its long-haul fleet and has signed leases for four state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient Airbus A350-900 aircraft with lessors Avolon, SMBC Aviation Capital Ltd. and Goshawk. This will bring the Group's A350 fleet to 21 aircraft at the beginning of 2022.

The Airbus A350-900s are scheduled to enter service with Lufthansa from the first half of next year, strengthening the five-star airline's premium offering.

The twin-engine Airbus A350-900 aircraft consume only 2.5 litres of paraffin per passenger and 100 kilometres flown - around 30 per cent less than their predecessors and make a major contribution to even greater sustainability.

The aircraft will mainly replace four-engine long-haul aircraft of the Airbus A340 family, which is expected to drop to less than 15 per cent in the long-haul fleet by the middle of the decade.

The new, fuel-efficient aircraft will also reduce operating costs by about 15 per cent compared to the types they will replace. Within the framework of the comprehensive fleet modernization, which has been underway for many years, the Lufthansa Group plans to take delivery of 177 short-, medium- and long-haul aircraft this decade.

Published 18.10.2021