At year-end 2017, the Lufthansa Group fleet consisted of 728 aircraft with an average age of 11.4 years. This is 111 aircraft more than in the previous year. This growth is exclusively due to the consolidation of Brussels Airlines and the acquisition of aircraft from the Air Berlin group.
Aircraft from Airbus and Boeing make up the majority of the fleet. Aircraft from Bombardier and Embraer are also deployed on short- and medium-haul routes. Aircraft from the manufacturers Fokker or BAE Systems are no longer in service at the Lufthansa Group as of year-end 2017. In recent years, the number of aircraft types in operation has been continuously reduced through a corresponding fleet strategy and will continue to go down further in the years ahead.
A total of 29 new aircraft, including seven long-haul aircraft, were delivered to the Lufthansa Group in the financial year 2017. The latter consisted of five Airbus A350-900s for Lufthansa German Airlines and two Boeing 777-300ERs for SWISS. Deutsche Lufthansa AG also took out an operating lease on another A330-200 aircraft currently flying for the Eurowings group.
Lufthansa German Airlines inclusive regional airlines (LH), SWISS inclusive Edelweiss (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS), Eurowings inclusive Germanwings (EW), Brussels Airlines (SN) and Lufthansa Cargo (LCAG) as of 31.12.2017
|Manufacturer/type||of which finance lease||of which operating lease||Change compared with 31.12.16||Additions 2018 to 2025||Additional options|
Ten Bombardier C Series and twelve aircraft from the A320 family, including five A320neo aircraft, were delivered to the airlines in the Lufthansa Group for the short- and medium-haul fleets. In addition, a total of 58 aircraft were bought or leased from the Air Berlin group by the Eurowings group, five by Austrian Airlines and two by Edelweiss in 2017.
At year-end 2017, the Lufthansa Group’s order list contains 183 aircraft for delivery by 2025. In the financial year 2018, the Lufthansa Group is again expecting to take delivery of up to 30 aircraft. A further twelve aircraft are due to be taken over in 2018 as part of the transaction with Air Berlin.
The vast majority of the fleet is still owned by the Group and is unencumbered. It is supplemented by a small proportion of leased aircraft.
New and used aircraft are generally always taken into equal consideration when the fleet is expanded. This enables the Company to respond flexibly to fluctuations in demand and to increase or reduce its capacity at short notice.
|34 Boeing 777X||2020 to 2025|
|2 Boeing 777– 300ER||2018|
|19 Airbus A350||2018 to 2023|
|6 Airbus A330-300||2018 to 2019|
|106 Airbus A320neo family||2018 to 2025|
|15 Bombardier C Series||2018 to 2019|
|1 Airbus A319-100||2018|