Elevating Travel Experiences: Lufthansa Flights Soar with 80 New State-of-the-Art Aircraft.
The strategic initiative by the Lufthansa Group involves a substantial fleet upgrade, encompassing:
- Acquisition of 40 Boeing 737-8 MAX, along with 60 purchasing options
- Procurement of 40 Airbus A220-300s designated for Lufthansa City Airlines, accompanied by 20 purchasing options
- Securing purchasing options for an additional 40 aircraft from the Airbus A320 family
- Scheduled deliveries spanning from 2026 to 2032
- Firm orders totaling an approximate USD 9 billion at the list price
This extensive modernization plan signifies a monumental leap forward in the aviation landscape, ensuring Lufthansa Flights’ commitment to state-of-the-art technology and a sustainable future.
Accelerating Fleet Modernization for Lufthansa Flights
In a pivotal decision by the Executive Board, Lufthansa Group is poised to accelerate its fleet modernization. Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board, Fleet and Technology, underscores the significance of this step, increasing the company’s order list to 280 aircraft, with an additional 120 purchasing options, amounting to a firm order total of around USD 9 billion at list price.
Technological Advancements and Environmental Impact
With a commitment to passenger comfort and environmental sustainability, the chosen aircraft models, Airbus A220-300 and Boeing 737-8 MAX, feature state-of-the-art technology. These modern marvels are not only quieter but also more economical, with up to 30 percent greater fuel efficiency and significantly reduced CO2 emissions compared to their predecessors.
Tailored Excellence for Lufthansa Group Designed for Lufthansa Flights, the Airbus A220-300 boasts 148 seats and impressively consumes only 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 passenger kilometers. Set for delivery in 2026, this aircraft will operate on short-haul routes from Frankfurt and Munich, leveraging its ultra-modern geared turbofan engines from Pratt & Whitney.
Boeing 737-8 MAX
Redefining the Lufthansa Flights Experience As the 4th generation of the world’s most widespread commercial aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX is poised to join the Lufthansa Group fleet in the third quarter of 2027. Featuring 190 seats in Business and Economy Class, it offers exceptional efficiency, consuming only around 2.2 liters per 100 passenger-kilometers. The deployment plan for these aircraft within Lufthansa Flights’ operations will be determined at a later date.
Expanding the Airbus A320 Family for Lufthansa Flights
Beyond firm orders, Lufthansa Group has secured 40 purchase options for the Airbus A320 family, a well-established model in the short- and medium-haul segment. Aligned with the growth strategy, this positions Lufthansa Flights favorably for future orders as part of the Airbus offer.
Driving CO2 Reduction for Sustainable Lufthansa Flights
With a commitment to long-term cost efficiency and emissions reduction, Lufthansa Group aims to halve its net carbon emissions by 2030 compared to 2019, ultimately achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The new additions to the fleet play a pivotal role, boasting up to 30 percent lower fuel consumption and corresponding carbon emissions.
Financial Implications and Future Investments for Lufthansa Group
While the aircraft orders amount to around USD 9 billion at list prices, their impact on the group’s capital expenditure in 2023 and 2024 is expected to be minimal. Net investments between EUR 2.5 billion and EUR 3 billion are anticipated in 2023, with similar levels projected for 2024, in alignment with the current medium-term plan.
Lufthansa Group is poised for a groundbreaking era of travel, ushering in a new standard of efficiency, environmental responsibility, and passenger experience with the acquisition of 80 state-of-the-art aircraft. As these modern marvels take flight, they symbolize Lufthansa’s commitment to delivering exceptional journeys for passengers and setting new benchmarks in the aviation industry.
Source: Lufthansa Group