Lufthansa firms up order for 100 Airbus aircraft in Paris

Lufthansa firms up order for 100 Airbus aircraft in Paris

The Lufthansa Group has firmed up a previous Supervisory Board decision from March this year and signed for 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

The deal, which was signed at the Paris International Airshow in Le Bourget, France, includes firm orders for 35 A320neo, 35 A321neo and 30 A320ceo with Sharklets.

Lufthansa has been operating the A320 Family since October 1989.

They were the launching customer for the A321 and belonged to the first operators of the A319 and A320.

The new order confirms Lufthansa’s leading position as the largest Airbus airline customer and operator in Europe, increasing its order for the A320 type to 299.

Over 150 of these aircraft have already been delivered.

“These modern and fuel-efficient aircraft will meet the future growth and fleet renewal needs of the Lufthansa Group airlines.

“By purchasing these aircraft, we will be able in the long term to offer customers a comfortable and modern product in the highly competitive environment.

“In addition, these aircraft are contributing significantly to reduce noise and emissions wherever we fly our aircraft to,” said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management.

The A320neo Family has captured some 60 per cent of the single aisle market in just over two years since it was launched.

Incorporating new engines and Sharklets these new aircraft are set to deliver fuel savings of 15 per cent.