(04 May 2021) Lufthansa Group has ordered five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
The new purchase agreement takes the group’s order book to 25 787-9s, as 20 Boeing 787-9s were ordered in 2019.
“We are very pleased that five more Boeing 787-9s will accelerate the modernization of our long-haul fleet,” said Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Chief Operations Officer. “With these ultra-modern, fuel-efficient aircraft, we send a strong signal for environmental responsibility within the Lufthansa Group. Furthermore we will reduce our operating costs and provide our guests a state-of-the-art travel experience.”
The second member of the Dreamliner widebody family, the 787-9 can fly up to 20% more passengers and around 25% more cargo while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25% compared to the airplanes it replaces.
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family’s fuel efficiency, flexibility and range have enabled airlines to open more than 300 new nonstop routes and reduce carbon emissions by 80 billion pounds.
Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced engines and a suite of environment-friendly technologies, the 787 family has an airport-noise footprint that is 60% smaller than the previous generation of 767 airplanes.
“The Lufthansa Group has been navigating an extremely challenging market and positioning itself for the recovery ahead and the eventual return to growth. We are honored that they have once again selected Boeing’s widebody airplane family to power their future fleet,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing. “The 787’s superior fuel efficiency and range provide the Lufthansa Group the flexibility to profitably operate the airplane across its route network.”