Lufthansa Group has ordered up to 16 airplanes, including six Airbus A320ceos and four long-haul Boeing 777s, worth 2.1 billion euros at list prices
Lufthansa’s order included older version of Airbus jets in order to offset delays in delivery for A320neos by Airbus. The airline plans to deploy some of the jets this year as it is expanding its network through its budget wing ‘Eurowings’ and fill the routes left by the collapsed Air Berlin.
“Depending on availability, up to six additional A320ceo (current engine option) will be ordered. The plan is to deploy them at Lufthansa this year already, in order to offset delivery delays for Airbus A320neo aircraft.” Lufthansa said in a statement.
Along with the A320s, the order includes two Boeing 777-300ER long-haul aircraft for SWISS, and additional two Boeing 777F for Lufthansa Cargo to replace MD11 cargo planes in the future.
Delivery is scheduled to take place in stages until 2022.