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Mon, 18 March 2019

Lufthansa Orders 20 Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

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.”

Boeing 787-9. Picture taken by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

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 price-sensitive customers.

“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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