Monday, February 24, 2014

Lufthansa accelerates fleet modernization in 2014

 Lufthansa 747-8I
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Lufthansa, which is accelerating its fleet modernization program, has taken delivery of its 10th Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, slated to go into service by the end of February. It will replace an older Boeing 747-400, which will be taken out of service. Lufthansa has 19 747-8I aircraft on order.
The new -8 is one of seven new aircraft that will be joining the Group in February and March. Alongside three 747-8s, Lufthansa has acquired one Airbus A380, one A330 and two A320s.
In addition, its LCC subsidiary Germanwings will receive one A319 and Lufthansa Cargo will take delivery of a 777F.
The Group expects to receive 23 new aircraft this year.
The deliveries are part of Lufthansa’s comprehensive fleet modernization program. The company, which was the launch customer for the 737 in 1965, will phase out its last of the type by the end of 2015.
Lufthansa has 261 aircraft on order, which will be delivered by 2025.

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