Please activate JavaScript!
Please install Adobe Flash Player, click here for download

Lufthansa Group Balance 2014 EN - Fleet development

As 2013 came to a close, there were 261 aircraft on our list of orders Group-wide that were scheduled for delivery by the end of 2025. This represents an investment of EUR 32 billion at list prices. The new aircraft are extremely fuel-efficient and offer ultimate passenger comfort. In addition, the power and efficiency of the new machines are such that the noise burden on people living in the vicin- ity of the major hubs is markedly reduced. The aircraft on order have a considerably smaller noise footprint in comparison to their predecessors (see also our focus topic “More quietly into the future,” page 08). A modern and well-structured fleet is the basis for eco- nomic success. It ensures that we retain our advantage in a highly competitive market environment. Ú Entry into the two-liter class on long-haul flights In September 2013 the Lufthansa Group ordered 59 state-of-the-art aircraft: 34 Boeing 777-9X and 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft will be joining the Lufthansa Group’s long-haul fleet. Delivery of the aircraft is set to begin as early as 2016. By 2025 they will have replaced older Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A340-300 aircraft. This most recent order represents an investment of EUR 14 billion at list prices and is the largest single private investment in German industrial history. In macroeconomic terms, this investment will secure some 13,000 jobs within the Lufthansa Group alone, added to which will be positive effects on employment among our partners in the aviation industry and other suppliers. The A350-900 and Boeing 777-9X aircraft will fly more fuel-efficiently in terms of kerosene consumption per passenger per 100 kilome- ters than any other comparable type of air- craft. The 59 new aircraft will consume on average a mere 2.9 liters of kerosene. That is about 25% less than the figure for the aircraft available today. This will have an equally positive effect on the atmospheric CO2 bal- ance. The unit costs are roughly 20% less than for previous models. The harmony of ecological and economic goals is especially striking in this case. This order underscores the company’s wish to invest in the newest technology for the sake of the environment. Ú Lufthansa’s last ­propeller flight October 26, 2013 marked the end of an era for Lufthansa. On that date, Lufthansa’s regional subsidiary Air Dolomiti completed its last flight with a propeller plane, an ATR 72-500. The decommissioning of older pro- peller aircraft is a further step in the process of modernizing and consolidating the European fleet. In the future, Lufthansa’s regional fleet will be limited exclusively to Embraer 190/195 and Bombardier CRJ700/900 jet aircraft, which can seat 70 or more passengers. Within the Lufthansa Group, only Austrian Airlines still has propeller aircraft in service, the modern DHC 8 turboprops in their newest version, the Q400. By the end of 2015, Luf- thansa will also take its remaining Boeing 737 aircraft out of service. Fleet development We turn visions into reality: 2.9 liters of kerosene per 100 passenger kilometers The greatest contributor to more efficient flight operations is investment in technological progress. That is why the Lufthansa Group buys the most ­advanced and environmentally friendly aircraft. Currently the Group is ­engaged in the largest fleet renewal program in its history. Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2014 // Lufthansa Group // 35

Pages Overview