The Lufthansa Group has ordered 20
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at up to $5.8 billion as
per the list price.
“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 Lufthansa Group comprises network
airlines such as Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss that offer passengers premium
service and extensive flight options, and “point-to-point”
carriers such as Eurowings that offer competitive flights for
“Lufthansa Group is one of the most
respected and innovative companies in the airline industry. We are
extremely honored that they have again chosen to build their
future with Boeing’s widebody jet family and we greatly look
forward to delivering the 787 Dreamliner and the new 777X to
Lufthansa in the coming years,” said Kevin McAllister, president &
CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
At 63 meters (206 feet), the 787-9 can fly 290
passengers, in a typical two-class configuration, up to 7,635
nautical miles (14,140 kilometers).
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