Frankfurt - Lufthansa Group has placed an order for 27 additional Airbus aircraft. 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo will join the Group fleet from 2023 to 2024.

Overall, the number of Airbus A320neos and A321neos ordered by Lufthansa Group increased to 149 aircraft of which 13 are already in service with the German flagship Lufthansa.

In addition to Lufthansa, the group consists of Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines. Ten of the new order will go to SWISS, the subsidiary announced. The remaining aircraft will be divided among the other airlines within the Group.

All Lufthansa subsidiaries operate the A320 series on European routes.

Lufthansa became the world's first operator of the A320neo in 2016. Because Lufthansa Technik repeatedly had to change A320neo engines due to the problems with Pratt & Whitney's geared turbofan, Lufthansa fleet had so far completed only half of the planned flight hours, Group CEO Carsten Spohr complained last month.

At this time, Lufthansa already used the last replacement engine from its own stock and expects the arrival of technically sound Pratt engines for the A320neo early in November.