The Lufthansa Group is continuing with the modernisation of its aircraft fleet
"Welcome to the Lufthansa fleet, 'Yankee Romeo'!", was the salute awaiting Lufthansa's sixteenth Boeing 747-8 on January 27, 2015 at Frankfurt Airport. The jumbo jet with registration number "D-ABYR" is just one of four "dash-8" aircraft to join Lufthansa this year.
After the start in 2014, this year Lufthansa is continuing the fleet modernization: by 2025, the company will take delivery of 263 next-generation aircraft - at a list price of some 37 billion euros. Till April state-of-the-art planes will be arriving in Frankfurt like pearls on a string: alongside four Boeing 747-8, Lufthansa will acquire two Airbus A380, ten aircrafts of the A320-Family, while Lufthansa Cargo will take delivery of a Boeing 777F freighter. All in all, the Group expects to receive 17 ultra-modern commercial aircraft this year.
Highest environmental protection standards
With these new, state-of-the-art aircraft, Lufthansa Group is investing in both passenger comfort and the ecological sustainability of flight operations. ”Aircraft today are 80% quieter than 60 years ago. We are not only quieter as we travel the skies, but also more sparing in our use of kerosene”, says Carsten Spohr, Chairman Lufthansa Group. Such as the Boeing 747-8, for example: the new jumbo is much quieter and consumes significantly less kerosene. The aircraft's modern engines shrink its noise footprint by 30 percent while cutting per-passenger CO2 emissions by 15 percent.
Ultra-modern aircraft for a future-compliant Lufthansa fleet
For the Lufthansa Group, these new aircraft introduce the very latest technology, boost ecological efficiency and passenger comfort, and put into practice the investment decisions taken in recent years. Fleet modernization at Group companies is being carried out as part of fundamental regeneration work at the Lufthansa Group and has also proved the worth of the SCORE program. “SCORE is making a key contribution as we consolidate our financial strength and finance our investments in new aircraft and innovative products and services”, says Carsten Spohr.
More comfort - for any class of passenger
The new aircrafts set the highest standards when it comes to in-cabin comfort. On board the Boeing 747-8, passengers can enjoy the new Business Class with its outstanding seat and sleep comfort, additional stowage space and a personal entertainment system whose screen has again been enlarged to a 15-inch monitor. First Class offers passengers a particularly restful flight, with outer skin insulation, special sound-blocking cabin curtains and footfall-deadening flooring materials. Passengers also enjoy an exclusive travel experience thanks to aircraft seats which convert into beds measuring 2.07 meters by 80 centimeters. Economy Class passengers also enjoy improved seating, ensuring they travel to their destination in comfort.
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