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New jets during the crisis

Lufthansa still expects some new jets in the coming years

The Lufthansa Group postpones many aircraft deliveries. Nevertheless, it will receive a total of 35 aircraft this year and next. An overview.

In the wake of the Corona crisis and government aid, the Lufthansa Group has renegotiated the schedule of its aircraft deliveries with Airbus and Boeing. To keep costs down, the airline group will purchase a maximum of only 80 new aircraft by 2023. It is now also clear what the planning for the current and coming year looks like.

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr explained at the presentation of the quarterly figures on Thursday (August, 6) that the company will take delivery of a total of 23 aircraft in 2020. In the following year, the group will then receive a further twelve aircraft. aeroTELEGRAPH now has the exact allocation to models.

First two A320 Neo for Swiss

In the first quarter of 2020, the Lufthansa Group already took delivery of three Airbus A320 Neo, one A350-900 and three A320-200, which are not newly built aircraft, but used leased jets for Austrian Airlines. Another one followed in June.

In July, Swiss’ second Airbus A320 Neo arrived with the registration HB-JDB. This was followed in August by the A320 Neo with the registration D-AINZ at Lufthansa – the airline’s first aircraft of this type with black-edged cockpit windows in «Zorro» look.

Two Boeing freighters, one Airbus A220

This will be followed in the course of the year by seven more Airbus A320 Neo, three A321 Neo, one more A350-900 and two Boeing 777-200F freighters. In 2021 the group will take delivery of three A320 Neo, eight A321 Neo and one A220-300.

Lufthansa now expects the first Boeing 777-9 in 2022, to which Boeing has also postponed the general first delivery. Carsten Spohr said at an inquiry by aeroTELEGRAPH that he was currently negotiating the upcoming delivery schedule with Boeing.

Lufthansa was discreet

The Lufthansa CEO explained that they knew about the delay of the 777X, «but of course I can’t announce it» before the manufacturer itself does. It is a small side blow against the other launch customer Emirates, who had declared even before Boeing’s announcement that they do not expect the long-haul aircraft before 2022.

In the picture gallery above you can see some of the planes that have already arrived.

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