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.
The latest agreement brings the airline’s group‘s total order for the A320neo to 122 (77 A320neo and 45 A321neo). In addition, the carrier signed an order for three more A320ceo, bringing the Group’s A320ceo orders to 273.
With a total of 395 A320 Family aircraft on order, the Lufthansa Group is also Airbus’ biggest A320 operator with nearly 400 A320 Family aircraft in service. Lufthansa was the launch operator of the A320neo.
Airbus chief commercial officer, Eric Schulz said: “We are delighted to see this additional order from our biggest A320 operator Lufthansa Group.”
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 per cent fuel savings at delivery and 20 per cent by 2020.
Airbus has gained more than 6,000 orders received from 100 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 per cent share of the market.