Lufthansa Group has ordered forty A220-300s from Airbus for its new short- and medium-haul unit Lufthansa City Airlines (VL, Munich), alongside forty B737-8s from Boeing for an undisclosed subsidiary other than Lufthansa or Swiss.
The group said the order, approved by the Supervisory Board on December 19, also includes options for twenty more A220-300s. The holding ordered its first thirty A220-100s (then still known as the CS100) in 2009, all earmarked for Swiss. The carrier completed the deliveries in May 2021. After variant conversions, it currently operates nine A220-100s and twenty-one A220-300s, according to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module.
Lufthansa City Airlines is due to launch in Summer 2024 as a new short- and medium-haul capacity provider for the mainline and a sister carrier to Lufthansa CityLine (CL, Munich). Its fleet currently comprises a single A319-100. The first A220-300 will be delivered in 2026. The carrier plans to base the new type out of both of its Frankfurt International and Munich…
Written by: JT
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