Cologne - Airbus has now delivered the tenth A320neo to Lufthansa. The aircraft was handed over on Monday, November 27 in Hamburg.

Lufthansa increased the cabin capacity in the A320neo to 180 passengers with three additional rows of seats.

With orders for 61 A320neo and 40 A321, Lufthansa is one of the key customers of the Airbus' A320 program and at the beginning of 2016, the German carrier became the first operator of the aircraft. Group subsidiary Swiss also expects an additional ten A320neo and five A321neo.

As operators still need to frequently replace the troubled Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines of the A320neo(s), there are not enough new aircraft engines available to Airbus. That slows down the deliveries. Lufthansa, therefore, received only five instead of the initially planned ten A320neo this year.

Lufthansa increased the cabin capacity in the A320neo to 180 passengers with three additional rows of seats.

According to the Group, deliveries of the larger A321neo to Lufthansa will start in 2019. The first aircraft will be equipped with the alternative CFM LEAP-1A engines that Lufthansa has ordered for 25 A320neo and 15 A321neo.