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Lufthansa Group Balance 2014 EN

Ú Low-noise and highly fuel-efficient engines for the A320neo family Over the past few years the Lufthansa Group has ordered a total of 100 aircraft in the Airbus A320neo family (“neo” stands for “new engine option”). Sixty aircraft of this type are equipped with PW1100G engines from Pratt & Whitney, 40 others with LEAP-1A engines from CFM International. These two engines are compa- rable in their flight performance and environ- mental compatibility values, delivering, for example, yet another marked improvement in fuel efficiency. In comparison to their prede- cessors, they need roughly 15% less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide accordingly. The Group will receive delivery of a total of 23 aircraft of the latest generation yet this year: six Boeing 747-8 long-haul aircraft, two Airbus A380s, two Boeing 777-Fs, an A330, and 12 planes in the A320 family. Ú Lufthansa Cargo takes off with the Boeing 777 freighter In November 2013, 41 years after the legend- ary jumbo freighter first took to the skies, Lufthansa once again launched a new era in air freight service with a flight to New York. On that day, the first Boeing 777 freighter oper- ated by Lufthansa Cargo took off in scheduled service. Lufthansa Cargo ordered a total of five of the new twin-engine freighters from American aircraft manufacturer Boeing, two of which were put into service in the reporting year. The specific CO2 emissions from the Boeing 777-F are nearly 20% less than those of the MD-11 cargo aircraft that Lufthansa Cargo also operates. The Triple Seven is considered the most modern, efficient, and quietest freight aircraft in its class. According to the manufacturer, it offers greater efficiency and capacity than any other twin-engine freighter, especially on long-haul flights. The cargo airline AeroLogic, in which Lufthansa Cargo holds a 50% interest, also has a fleet of state-of-the-art and efficient Boeing 777 cargo aircraft. Further investments of other Group airlines Ú Swiss: Quieter and more fuel-efficient travel with the CSeries beginning in 2015 Beginning in 2015, Swiss International Air Lines will take delivery of 30 CSeries aircraft from Bombardier, which will replace the Avro RJ100 regional aircraft currently in operation. Ú Germanwings Germanwings, the Lufthansa Group’s quality provider in the low-cost segment, operates a fleet of Airbus A319/A320 aircraft. In 2013 the airline received four new aircraft in this series. Two more aircraft of this type will be added to the fleet in 2014. Ú Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines stepped up its efforts to create a more homogeneous European fleet of aircraft in the Airbus A320 family. In 2013 the airline removed the Boeing B737 from service entirely. Beginning with the summer flight schedule for 2014, another Boeing 777-200 was added to the fleet for long-haul routes. Ú A fleet of 622 aircraft as of December 31, 2013 The Lufthansa Group put 31 new aircraft into service in 2013. As of December 31, 2013, the Group owned 622 aircraft. The Lufthansa Group’s fleet comprises the aircraft belonging to Lufthansa (including Germanwings and regional partners), Swiss, Austrian Airlines, and Lufthansa Cargo. All Lufthansa Group aircraft are continually being optimized to reduce noise emissions and fuel consump- tion. The average age of the aircraft in the Group’s fleet (operating fleet) was 11 years as of the end of 2013. Ú Uniform basic standards in the cabin bring cost benefits The Lufthansa Group has adopted uniform basic standards for its airlines when it comes to equipping the aircraft and their cabins. Bundling interests and pooling purchasing power in this way leads to cost benefits when ordering aircraft and replacement parts, for example. In addition, it allows maintenance procedures to be standardized. The basic version of an aircraft as agreed within the Group provides the airlines with a basis for individual detail specifications. These specifi- cations should differ across airlines as little as possible in the interests of flexibility. ß  36 // Sustainable Business Practice

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