German Lufthansa Group has converted purchase options for 27 Airbus A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft into firm orders.
The order consists of 24 A320neo and three of the larger A321neo, which are scheduled to be delivered in 2023 and 2024. Ten of the 27 Airbus aircraft ordered are intended for subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines. But who is going to be operating the remaining 17 aircraft is not yet disclosed.
Both Pratt & Whitney with its PW1100G and CFM International with the LEAP-1A were selected to deliver engines for the new airplanes, Lufthansa says.
In January 2016, the German flag carrier became the first airline ever to receive the Airbus A320neo. As of today, Lufthansa is operating 13 frames of the aircraft type. Swiss is due to receive its first ‘new engined’ version of the A320 next year. Lufthansa Group now has a total of 149 ‘neo’ aircraft on order.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.