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Lufthansa Group pushes ahead with fleet modernization and purchases ten state-of-the-art long-haul aircraft


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03/05/2021

Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes. As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing B787-9. The Supervisory Board approved the purchase today. These aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa Airline and strengthen the 5-star premium offer of the Group’s core brand.

As part of the long-standing fleet renewal program, a total of 175 new aircraft will be delivered to Lufthansa Group airlines this decade.

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said:
"Even in these challenging times, we are continuing to invest in a more modern, more efficient and a lower emission Lufthansa Group fleet. At the same time, we are pushing ahead with the modernization of our long-haul fleet even faster than planned prior to the coronavirus pandemic due to anticyclical opportunities. The new aircraft are the most modern of their kind. We want to further expand our global leadership role, among other things, with cutting-edge premium products and a state-of-the-art fleet – especially because we have a responsibility to the environment."

Boeing 787-9
The first Boeing 787-9 are scheduled to fly for Lufthansa as early as next winter, with others to follow in the first half of 2022. Today's decision brings the total number of firm orders for Boeing 787-9s and Boeing 777-9s to 45 aircraft.

Due to the dramatic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global aviation, aircraft that had been ordered by some airlines could not be delivered in the past twelve months. Lufthansa held talks with Boeing and found a way to buy five 787-9 that were already manufactured. At the same time, the Group reached an agreement with Boeing on a restructured delivery plan.

Airbus A350-900
The five newly ordered Airbus A350-900s will be delivered in 2027 and 2028. This brings the total number of firm orders for the A350-900 to 45 aircraft. The Lufthansa Group also agreed with Airbus on a restructuring of planned deliveries.

In addition to renewing its long-haul fleet, Lufthansa is also focusing on the latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort on short-haul routes. In the current year alone, Lufthansa will take delivery of a new, fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft for short- and medium-haul routes on average every month. Delivery of a further 107 Airbus A320 Family aircraft is planned until 2027.

With the Airbus A350-900, the Boeing 777-9 and the Boeing 787-9, the Luft-hansa Group will operate the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft in terms of kerosene consumption per passenger and 100 kilometers flown. On average, the new aircraft will only consume approximately 2.5 liters of kerosene per passenger and 100 kilometers flown. This is about 30 percent less than many current as well as previously operated long-haul aircraft models and will have an equally positive impact on the Group’s carbon footprint

The investment in new aircraft is in line with the framework agreement between the Economic Stabilization Fund of the Federal Republic of Germany (WSF) and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The investments are also in line with the Group's policy of limiting annual capital expenditures to the level of depreciation and amortization and strictly focusing on increasing company value

Current plans call for an initial fleet reduction, while at the same time extensively modernizing it in the future. The Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 will essentially replace the four-engine A340 long-haul aircraft as part of this process. Plans call for reducing the number of four-engine aircraft in the Lufthansa Group long-haul fleet to less than 15 percent by the middle of this decade; before the crisis, the share was around 50 percent. The aircraft purchases are accelerating the reduction of fleet complexity for more efficiency. The new, fuel-efficient aircraft will reduce operating costs by around 15 percent compared with the models they replace.

 

https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/newsroom/releases/lufthansa-group-pushes-ahead-with-fleet-modernization-and-purchases-ten-state-of-the-art-long-haul-aircraft.html

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Tão comentando que os 787s são white-tail, com um generoso desconto.

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10 minutes ago, TheJoker said:

Tão comentando que os 787s são white-tail, com um generoso desconto.

A LH está aproveitando o desespero da Boeing e da Airbus em manter a produção durante os próximos dois anos. 

Fora que pretende levantar capital para não usar os EUR 9bn do Estado alemão, ficando longe das restrições de investimento.

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Será que não sobrará alguns 787s para Austrian futuramente? A frota de 772 está com 20 anos de serviços se não me engano. A Swiss imagino que ainda irá usar os A343 por muito tempo. Eles passaram pelo retrofit há pouco tempo e possuem uns 16 anos.

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10 minutes ago, naia said:

Será que não sobrará alguns 787s para Austrian futuramente? A frota de 772 está com 20 anos de serviços se não me engano. A Swiss imagino que ainda irá usar os A343 por muito tempo. Eles passaram pelo retrofit há pouco tempo e possuem uns 16 anos.

A Lufthansa comprou B787 para o grupo.

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Meio off. Me pergunto se o pedido de 30 E2 de um cliente desconhecido listado no último balanço da Embraer não seria pra eles [Lufthansa Group]. Lembro que eles já haviam sinalizado há pouco tempo que estavam estudando o modelo para substituir o E1. 

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LX reduzindo frota e funcionários. Não deve receber 787s tão cedo, a menos que aposente alguns 330, além dos cinco 343 que vão sair.

 

Aircraft fleet likely to be downsized 15 per cent

The present SWISS fleet of 90 of its own aircraft and the transports of Helvetic Airways which operate SWISS services on SWISS’s behalf under wet-lease agreements will be resized in line with the decline in demand, and is likely to be reduced by 15 per cent from its 2019 size. As a result, the short- and medium-haul fleet would be downsized from 69 to 59 aircraft through the withdrawal of Airbus A320-family equipment and a reduction in the wet-lease operations. On the long-haul front SWISS plans to reduce its fleet from 31 to 26 aircraft, by withdrawing five of its long-haul Airbuses.

As a result of the declines in demand, frequencies are likely to be reduced from their 2019 levels on both short- and medium-haul and long-haul routes. In addition, services may not yet be restored at all on a few direct intercontinental routes. All these plans and proposals would continue to pay full regard to the Swiss Confederation’s proviso when guaranteeing the requisite bank loans, i.e. that SWISS’s flight programme should continue to be developed in proportion to the overall flight programme of the airlines of the Lufthansa Group.

Up to 780 employees could be affected

The envisaged downsizing of the SWISS aircraft fleet and the adoption of further measures would also have an impact on the size of the future SWISS workforce1. By the end of 2021, the company will already have reduced this by over 1,000 full-time equivalents (FTEs) through a combination of voluntary personnel measures and natural staff turnover. But a further downsizing now looks impossible to avoid. As part of the resizing planned, up to 780 employees (650 FTEs) could be affected: around 200 ground personnel, 60 at SWISS Technics, 400 cabin personnel and 120 cockpit personnel. The resulting overall elimination of some 1,700 FTEs would be a reduction of more than 20 per cent from the workforce’s 2019 level.

 

completo  https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/press-releases/swiss-plans-restructuring-in-response-to-structural-market-change/s/c3455d6a-818e-4583-b9ae-2e4e5d4e1a6e

 

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https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/lufthansa-new-a350-first-class

Aerotelegraph.com is now reporting that an airline spokesperson has confirmed that first class is on the way back.

Lufthansa expects to add first class to ten of its Airbus A350-900 jets, which will arrive from July 2023 and are expected to be based in Munich, to complement the Boeing 777-9s at Frankfurt.

The first class suites will be limited to the first row of the A350's cabin, which indicates there will be either three or four suites depending on the design and layout chosen.

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On 04/05/2021 at 14:25, ErickCF said:

Meio off. Me pergunto se o pedido de 30 E2 de um cliente desconhecido listado no último balanço da Embraer não seria pra eles [Lufthansa Group]. Lembro que eles já haviam sinalizado há pouco tempo que estavam estudando o modelo para substituir o E1. 

Porter.

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https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/newsroom/releases/lufthansa-strengthens-its-premium-hub-in-munich.html

 

Now as the global travel industry is returning to prior levels of activity, Lufthansa is strengthening its premium services from Munich Airport and will again offer First Class on selected routes. This means, Lufthansa is temporarily reactivating five Airbus long haul A340-600 aircraft with four flight classes, including the award winning First Class with eight seats.

Commencing in summer 2022, the A340-600 will fly from Munich primarily to in North American and Asian destinations. The decision to reactivate these aircraft is due to growing premium demand, for business as well as leisure travel.

In late summer 2023, the first Airbus A350-900, offering First Class, will join the fleet and take off from Munich, bolstering the premium offering at Lufthansa’s 5-star hub.

Before the pandemic began, the Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 fleet consisted of 17 aircraft, 12 of which are in the process of being sold. A further five aircraft are currently not for sale and will be temporarily reactivated and sold at a later date.

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https://worldairlinenews.com/2021/09/29/lufthansa-cargo-puts-two-more-boeing-777fs-into-service-will-retire-the-last-md-11f-on-october-15/

Lufthansa Cargo’s fleet has grown by two Boeing 777 freighters. The aircraft have just been registered D-ALFJ and D-ALFK and are based at the airline’s home hub, Frankfurt Airport.

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With the two new additions, Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt fleet now numbers eleven Boeing 777 freighters, in addition to the capacity of four aircraft of the same type operated by the AeroLogic joint venture.

D-ALFK is a brand-new aircraft from the Boeing facilities in Everett, Washington State and touched down for the first time at Frankfurt Airport at 06:00 a.m. local time today. With this acquisition, Lufthansa Cargo has now exercised all of its purchase options held on widebody freighters with the manufacturer. D-ALFJ is an acquisition from the used market. In order to make the freighter’s capacity available to customers as soon as possible, the elaborate livery in the well-known Lufthansa design was dispensed with. Until further notice, the aircraft will be flying all in white, with only a tongue-in-cheek fuselage livery.

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Europe’s last MD-11 flies with farewell livery

Also the last remaining tri-jet of Lufthansa Group – at the same time the last MD-11 aircraft registered in Europe – is now flying in a special design. Lufthansa Cargo is expressing its gratitude for more than 23 years of loyal service and is sending its D-ALCC out on its final rotations to Cairo, Tel Aviv, Chicago and New York with the greetings “Farewell” and “Thank you, MD-11” emblazoned on its fuselage. The type’s active time with Lufthansa will come to an end with its last landing at Frankfurt Airport on high noon of October 15, 2021

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https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/newsroom/releases/first-lufthansa-boeing-787-9-to-be-named-berlin.html

"Berlin" is the first of five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners" that Lufthansa will add to its fleet in 2022, will be registered D-ABPA.

 

5 359 para LX.

https://sites.google.com/view/europeanairlinefleets/swr/lxswr

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