Fleet structure to be further optimized

At the end of 2023, the Lufthansa Group fleet comprised 721 aircraft (previous year: 710 aircraft). The average age of the aircraft in the fleet was 13.4 years (previous year: 13.1 years).

The fleet expanded year-on-year by 11 aircraft. A total of 29 new aircraft were added to the fleet, compared with 18 retirements. The new additions comprised 24 new aircraft (three Boeing 787-9s, two Airbus A350-900s, seven Airbus A321neos, eleven A320neos and one Boeing 777F) and five used aircraft (three A350-900s bought and two A321P2Fs leased). The five additional A350-900s were not yet ready for service at year-end 2023, however. On the other hand, nine older, comparatively inefficient aircraft were sold in 2023 (three A321s, two A320s and four A330s) and the lease agreements for three aircraft were ended. Six Airbus A380s were also sold back to Airbus in line with the contractual agreement from 2019. Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, i.e. since year-end 2019, 128 aircraft have been retired. In the same period, 86 aircraft have been added.

Group fleet – number of commercial aircraft

Lufthansa Airlines including regional airlines, Germanwings and Discover Airlines (LH), SWISS including Edelweiss (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS), Brussels Airlines (SN), Eurowings (EW) and Lufthansa Cargo (LCAG) as of 31 Dec 2023.

Manufacturer/typeLHLXOSSNEWLCAGGroup fleet
Airbus A220 30    30
Airbus A31938  1533 86
Airbus A3206325291850 185
Airbus A320neo356527 55
Airbus A3215466 641)76
Airbus A321neo174  4 25
Airbus A3302314 9  46
Airbus A340349    43
Airbus A350233    26
Airbus A3808     8
Boeing 74727     27
Boeing 767  3   3
Boeing 777 126   18
Boeing 7875     5
Boeing 777F     172)17
Bombardier CRJ28     28
Embraer26 17   43
Total aircraft38110966 4410021721

1)  A321P2F operated by Lufthansa CityLine.
2)  Partly operated by AeroLogic, of which two aircraft attributed pro rata.

Manufacturer/typeof which leaseChange compared with 31 Dec 2022
Airbus A220  
Airbus A31917-2
Airbus A32028-2
Airbus A320neo711
Airbus A3214-2
Airbus A321neo57
Airbus A3304-4
Airbus A340  
Airbus A35055
Airbus A380 -6
Boeing 747  
Boeing 767  
Boeing 7772 
Boeing 787 2
Boeing 777F61
Bombardier CRJ  
Total aircraft7811

At year-end 2023, there were 253 aircraft on the Lufthansa Group’s order list. There are also options to buy a further 161 aircraft. New aircraft are allocated centrally to the respective airline fleets shortly before delivery.

Fleet orders Lufthansa Group

 Fixed orders1)DeliveriesOptions
Long-haul fleet   
Airbus A350422024 to 2031 
Boeing 787342024 to 202813
Boeing 777202025 to 202824
Boeing 777F82024 to 2030 
Short-haul fleet   
Airbus A220402026 to 203124
Airbus A320neo462024 to 202840
Airbus A321neo232024 to 2028 
Boeing 737402027 to 203260
Total aircraft2532024 to 2032161

1) Excluding contracted leases.