The Supervisory Board of the Lufthansa Group has
approved the order for 30 short-haul aircraft.
The Bombardier CSeries aircraft will be
used by Lufthansaís subsidiary, Swiss International Air Lines, and
will be ready for the fleet as of 2014.
The new aircraft will replace the existing
Avro RJ100 short-haul aircraft.
The investment represents the next step in the
modernization of the fleet at Swiss International Air Lines.
The CSeries aircraft have approximately
115 seats. The new engine technology and lightweight materials
help to significantly reduce fuel consumption.
The CSeries should consequently allow
SWISS to reduce its current fuel consumption with the Avro fleet
by well over a quarter.
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