Lufthansa boosts regional fleet

The Lufthansa Supervisory Board has approved an order
for 45 short-range aircraft.From the end of 2008, Lufthansa will thus
take delivery of 30 regional jets of the Embraer 190 family and 15
regional jets of the Bombardier CRJ900 family.

The new aircraft will become part of the modern and efficient regional
fleet that Lufthansa deploys on its European routes and for feeder
flights. This enables the airline to connect further regions with
Lufthansa’s global route network via its hubs and gives Lufthansa
customers access to 192 destinations in 78 countries worldwide.
Operating an attractive and competitive regional fleet will enable
Lufthansa to maintain growth, grasp opportunities and create new
perspectives for its employees.

The aircraft order marks a further milestone in the ongoing
modernisation and expansion of the Lufthansa fleet. The Embraer 190
family can accommodate about 100 passengers, while the Bombardier CRJ900
family has about 90 seats. Both jet families are highly fuel efficient
with a consumption of less than four litres to carry one passenger at a
distance of 100 kilometers and have low noise and emission levels. This
puts them at the forefront in terms of environmental compatibility and
ecological efficiency.

Lufthansa’s regional fleet currently comprises 145 aircraft, including
twelve jets of the CRJ900 family. Lufthansa was the first airline that
deployed jets on its regional routes. Now Lufthansa is assuming again
the leadership in fleet modernisation.