Lufthansa to buy 102 Airbus planes
Board approved purchase of new aircraft to meet future demand
Chief executive Christoph Franz said in a statement today that the board had approved the purchase of two Airbus A380 superjumbo jets and 30 Airbus A320s.
The board also authorised management to complete negotiations for a further 70 Airbus A320 and A321 planes.
Mr Franz said the purchase focused on making the company’s fleet more modern and fuel-efficient, rather than expanding it. The company is trying to cut costs and improve profits.
Lufthansa also said it would buy six Boeing 777-ER plans for its Swiss subsidiary.
Lufthansa said it now has 236 planes on order between now and 2025 with a list price of €22 billion.