Lufthansa considers ordering Boeing 787 instead of more Airbus A350
Berlin - Lufthansa Group is currently in talks with Boeing and Airbus about further widebody orders. The company will make its final decision in the coming months whether to order the Airbus A350 or Boeing 787.
The Boeing 787 would be an alternative to ordering more A350s, for which we still have options. We would not operate A350s and 787s side by side at the same hub, but possibly both aircraft at different hubs,the CEO Spohr told Airlineratings.com at an interview on the sidelines of a conference in Berlin.
Both the A350 as well as the 787 are very well suited for thinner routes from our mega hubs, but also our smaller hubs,the boss of Lufthansa added.
The German national airline currently has four hubs, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany as well as Zurich in Switzerland and Vienna in Austria.
The German flag carrier has already 20 Boeing 777-9 on order with options for fourteen copies more of the same type. The deliveries will begin from the end of 2020 onwards.
The airline has not revealed yet where its new Boeing 777s will be located but the first seven aircraft which will be delivered in late 2020 to be stationed in Frankfurt or Munich, Spohr confirmed.
To date, Lufthansa operates 12 Airbus A350XWB.