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    Default Lufthansa orders 787-9

    Well - they managed to surprise me there... For sure I thought they would have stayed with the A350 and only the A350...

    https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/...5-391be31d4600

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    It has not been confirmed where the 787s will go (Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian). Swiss and Austrian have Boeing long haul fleets, so I wouldn’t be surprised, but with the addition of the 777X to Lufthansa’s mainline fleet coming in the near future, I could see the 787 as well (they 777X and 787 share a type rating)

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    The link I posted shows a picture of a 787-9 in Lufthansa colours... I take that as a hint...

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    they also posted 789 in Swiss colors so.... Let's wait and see

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    They posted it in all 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Kesternich View Post
    Well - they managed to surprise me there... For sure I thought they would have stayed with the A350 and only the A350...

    https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/...5-391be31d4600
    LH also purchased 20 more A350 aircraft
    Reuters (3/13) reports that Lufthansa “has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 long-haul planes to replace its older four-engine aircraft as it seeks to boost the fuel efficiency of its fleet, the airlines group said on Wednesday.” In a statement, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said, “In addition to the cost-effectiveness of the A350 and B787, the significantly lower CO2 emissions of this new generation of long-haul aircraft was also a decisive factor in our investment decision.” Lufthansa also “said it has also agreed to sell six of its 14 Airbus A380 planes back to Airbus in 2022/2023 for economic reasons.” The German airline did not provide a purchase price, and it indicated that deliveries of the 40 new passenger jets are expected “between late 2022 and 2027.”

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