The board of Lufthansa has approved the purchase of 27 short- and medium-haul aircraft. The purchase options for 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo will now be converted into firm orders.
Under the expanded codeshare agreement, passengers can now travel on Oman Air flights from Muscat International Airport and connect to Madrid, Brussels, Vienna and Prague from Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs.
Lufthansa Group carried approximately 67 million passengers in the first six months of 2018, a new record for the period. Reported total first half-year revenues amounted to €16.9 billion, broadly in line with the prior-year level.
Lufthansa Group has firmed-up a previous option for six further Airbus A320neo, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board at the beginning of May.
As of this summer, Lufthansa Group passengers will be able to book an Economy Light fare on routes to North America served by Lufthansa, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa has approved an order for up to 16 additional aircraft, valued at approximately €2.1 billion. Delivery is scheduled to take place in stages until 2022.
The Verdi trade union has called for a strike at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports today, forcing Lufthansa to cancel nearly 1,000 flights.
Lufthansa Group has reported total revenues of €35.6 billion for 2017, a 12.4 per cent increase on the previous year. Adjusted EBIT at the group stood at €2.97 billion, a significant 69.7 per cent year-on-year improvement.