Lufthansa Group Orders 40 More Airbus A220 Aircraft
Lufthnsa Group places firm order for an additional 40 A220-300s for its short and medium-haul fleet
The Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Group has made the decision to purchase an extra 40 A220-300s for their short and medium-distance aircraft. Since 2016, when SWISS introduced the first A220 into their regular flights, the aircraft has been in operation within the Group.
Lufthansa is further solidifying its extensive partnership with Airbus through its most recent purchase. From the A300 in the 1970s to the present day, Lufthansa Group has consistently utilized every aircraft model in the Airbus product line, encompassing the A220, A320-Family, A330 / A340, A350, and the A380.
The A220-300 is the newest advanced aircraft in the A220 Family, capable of carrying 120 to 150 passengers on flights spanning up to 3,400 nautical miles (6,300 km). It boasts a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per seat compared to older models. Additionally, it features the most spacious cabin, seats, and windows in its category, ensuring exceptional comfort.
The A220, like other Airbus planes, can currently use up to 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). By 2030, all Airbus aircraft, including commercial, military, and helicopters, will have the capability to operate using up to 100% SAF.
Airbus secured 849 orders for the A220 from 31 clients by the conclusion of November, with 303 units already handed over. The A220 has proven its effectiveness with 18 global airlines on over 1,350 routes.