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Lufthansa Group orders 40 new aircraft from Boeing and Airbus

Frankfurt - Lufthansa will expand its long-haul fleet with 40 new aircraft. The German Group orders 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 Airbus A350-900. The new aircraft will replace aging widebodies in the fleet from 2022 to 2027 including six Airbus A380.

Lufthansa Group orders 40 new long-haul jets from Boeing and Airbus. In the near future, Europe's largest airline will rely on Boeing's widebodies in its long-haul fleet for the first time.

The orders have a total value of around 12 billion US dollars (10.6 billion euros) at list prices. However, huge discounts up to 50 percent are common in the industry, especially in bulk orders.

German flag carrier plans to operate its Dreamliners and Airbus A350s on different routes from different hubs.