The Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its long-haul fleet.
The Group signed leases for four state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient Airbus A350-900 aircraft with the lessors Avolon, SMBC Aviation Capital Ltd. and Goshawk.
As a result, the Group’s A350 fleet will grow to 21 aircraft at the beginning of 2022.
Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said: “The Airbus A350 is one of the most modern aircraft of our time.
“Extremely fuel-efficient, very quiet and much more economical than its predecessors.
“Our customers appreciate not only the sustainability but also the premium flight experience with this aircraft.
“The lease agreements allow us to remain flexible in fleet planning and make the most of exceptional market opportunities.”
The twin-engine Airbus A350-900 aircraft consume only around 2.5 liters of kerosene per passenger per 100 kilometers flown.
That is around 30 percent less than their predecessors, with a correspondingly positive impact on the carbon footprint.
The aircraft will primarily replace four-engine long-haul aircraft from the Airbus A340 family.