Lufthansa Group Orders Boeing Narrow-Body Aircraft After Nearly 30 Years

Boeing 737 MAX 8

The Lufthansa Group is set to introduce Boeing’s narrow-body aircraft for the first time in about 30 years.

The group has decided to bring in up to 100 Boeing 737-8 planes, with a firm order for 40 aircraft and options for another 60. The planes will have a seating configuration for 190 passengers. Deliveries are scheduled from the third quarter of 2027 to the year 2032, aiming for growth and diversification of short to medium-haul fleet.

Carsten Spohr, the CEO and chairman of the executive board for the Lufthansa Group, stated, “For the first time since 1995, ordering Boeing 737 aircraft is a strategically good decision for the Lufthansa Group. About 60 years ago, Lufthansa was a joint developer and the launch customer of this globally successful model. The new and quieter, economical, and efficient 737-8 aircraft will advance Lufthansa’s modernization of short and medium-haul fleets and achievement of CO2 reduction targets.”

The Lufthansa Group first introduced the Boeing 737 in 1967 and went on to bring in a total of 146 aircraft up until the Boeing 737-300 model in 1995. The last aircraft retired in 2016.

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