by Staff Correspondent
On the road to reduce complexity in its long-haul fleet and improve overall environmental performance by introducing more fuel-efficient wide body jets, Lufthansa Group recently announced the airline group will continue its fleet modernization with a new order for five 787-9 Dreamliners.
The Lufthansa Group placed its initial order for 20 such Dreamliners in 2019. The new purchase agreement takes the group’s order book to 25 787-9s. Precisely.
As expressed by Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Chief Operations Officer, more Boeing 787-9s will accelerate the modernization of our long-haul fleet. “With these ultra-modern, fuel-efficient aircrafts, we send a strong indication for environmental responsibility and consciousness within the Lufthansa Group” Furthermore, “We will reduce our operating costs and provide our guests a state-of-the-art travel experience,” he further added.
The 787-9, second member of the Dreamliner widebody family can fly up to 20% more passengers and around 25% more cargo while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25% compared to the aircrafts that they are scheduled to replace.
The Lufthansa Group has been navigating an extremely challenging market and positioning itself for the recovery ahead and the eventual return to growth.
“We are honored that they have once again selected Boeing’s wide body airplane family to power their future fleet,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing. “The 787’s superior fuel efficiency and range to provide the Lufthansa Group the flexibility to profitably operate the airplane across its route networks”