Posted on: 22 September 2014 by Mark Howells
As part of a systematic modernisation of its fleet, the Lufthansa group has ordered 15 Airbus A320neos for SWISS International Airlines (SWISS) and 10 Airbus A320ceos for Eurowings.
The order, which was approved by CEO of the Lufthansa Group Carsten Spohr, will see the A320ceos replace the Bombardier CRJ900s currently used by Eurowings and the A320neos replace older members of the same aircraft family still operated by SWISS.
Eurowings will take delivery of its 10 A320ceos throughout 2016 and 2017, whilst the A320neos will enter service with SWISS from 2019 onwards. Both types of aircraft will be more efficient than the current models, producing less fuel and noise emissions.
The Lufthansa Group currently has 265 new aircraft on order, which are expected to be delivered by 2025.