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Lufthansa buys 27 newest Airbus aircraft, A320neo and A321neo, for $3 billion Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 26, 2021


The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the purchase of 27 short- and medium-haul aircraft, 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo.







A320neo and A321neo

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The new purchase increases the total number of A320neo and A321neo orders to 149 for the Group, 13 of them are already operating with Lufthansa.

The A320neo and A321neo (short for “New Engine Option”) are scheduled for delivery in 2023 and 2024.

An A320neo taking off has a noise carpet that is around 50 percent smaller than that of other aircraft of this type.


An A320neo taking off has a noise carpet that is around 50 percent smaller than that of other aircraft of this type.

The total investment of this order amounts to a list price of about three billion US dollars.

“With this decision, the Lufthansa Group is reacting to the positive market and earnings development and thus ensuring the necessary fleet size in the coming years,” Lufthansa said in a statement on Sunday. 

The company said ten of the 27 new aircraft are intended for SWISS, the remaining aircraft will be in service by other flight operations within the Aviation Group.

One part of the order will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines (PW1100G), the other with LEAP-1A engines from CFM International.

“This means that both engine types will continue to be available to the Lufthansa Group in roughly equal proportions for the “Neo” family,” the airline said.

The innovative engine technologies developed by Pratt & Whitney and CFM International as well as the aerodynamic wingtips (sharklets) with which the aircraft are equipped reduce fuel consumption significantly by up to 20 percent per seat kilometer. As all Lufthansa A320 Family aircraft, the A320neo and A321neo are serially equipped with noise-reducing vortex generators.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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