Lufthansa Group has placed an order for 40 A220 airliners from European airframer Airbus.
The group has opted for the A220-300 model which will be used on short to medium haul routes.
Swiss, which is part of the group, has been operating the A220 since 2016, when it was still known as the Bombardier C-Series.
“Just a few months ago, as the largest airline customer, we received our 600th aircraft from Airbus, and we look forward to taking delivery of number 700. Our customers are looking forward to these additional modern, economical, and fuel-efficient aircraft.”
The A220-300 is the larger of the A220 models which can carry between 120 to 150 passengers on flights of up to 3,400 nautical miles (6,300 km).
It offers 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. It also has the largest cabin, seats and windows in its class, ensuring superior comfort.
“The Lufthansa Group was one of the first customers for the A220 and has successfully operated the aircraft in its SWISS route network ever since. We are delighted by this testimony of confidence from our long-standing partner and customer,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
“As the only clean sheet design aircraft and specifically designed for the 100-150 seat market the A220 is the most efficient solution in its category to support Lufthansa Group meeting its exciting airline development and sustainability objectives.”