Lufthansa Group to buy 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets
FRANKFURT, Germany - Boeing and Lufthansa Group completed an order for 20 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes yesterday. The deal is valued at up to $5.8 billion per list prices.
Lufthansa Group has been expanding and modernizing its fleet in recent years. Boeing notes that emissions from the new aircraft will be reduced by more than 20 percent compared to previous-generation jets.
“We are very pleased that the ultra-modern Boeing 787-9 is now also expanding our long-haul fleet," said Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Lufthansa Group, Airlines Resources & Operational Standards. "With the 20 aircraft of this type now ordered, we will reduce our operating costs, reduce complexity in our long haul fleet, improve our environmental performance and provide our passengers with the most modern cabins in their respective category with reference class travel comfort.”
The airline group comprises network airlines such as Lufthansa and SWISS that offer passengers flight options, and “point-to-point” carriers such as Eurowings that offer competitive flights for price-sensitive customers.
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