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Mon, 18 March 2019

Lufthansa Orders 20 Airbus A350-900s

The Lufthansa Group has signed an order for 20 additional Airbus A350-900 widebody aircraft, taking the groupís total orders for the A350 XWB to 45, with 12 aircraft already in operation around the world.

Lufthansa Airbus A350-900. Click to enlarge.

Lufthansaís latest order reinforces the groupís status as Airbusí largest airline customer and operator, with 674 Airbus aircraft on order (including the latest A350 order) and 574 Airbus aircraft in the groupís current fleet (as of 31 December 2018), including 28 A220 Family, 420 A320 Family, 100 A330s/A340s, 12 A350s and 14 A380s.

ďThe A350 XWB meets all our expectations. The aircraft is extremely reliable and the feedback from our passengers is excellent," said Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Lufthansa Group - Airlines Resources & Operational Standards. "We are delighted to be adding 20 more A350 XWBs to our fleet. The additional widebody jets will help reduce our operating costs, improve the reliability of 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.Ē

The A350 has a range of 9,700 nm and is powered Rolls-Royce engines.

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