Lufthansa has received a second A320neo from Airbus.
The aircraft, with the registration D-AINB, flew last night to its future base airport, Frankfurt am Main.
The first scheduled commercial flight is planned for today and will fly as LH072 to Dusseldorf, making Dusseldorf another destination for the A320neo together with Hamburg, Berlin and Munich.
The A320neo has new engines and improved aerodynamics enabling a significant advance in terms of noise and emission reduction.
Due to the new technology of the PW1100G engines, the A320neo is 15 per cent more fuel-efficient than current comparable models and per passenger produces 20 per cent less cost.
The 85 decibel noise contour of a starting A320neo is only half that of an A320 in the existing fleet, thus making a significant contribution to active noise protection.
The Lufthansa Group ordered a total of 116 aircraft in the neo version, 45 of these as the larger A321neo version.
The new aircraft are intended for Lufthansa and SWISS.
According to the list price, this order involves an investment of US$13.3 billion.
This year, a total of five A320neo are expected to be delivered to Lufthansa and stationed in Frankfurt.