At the end of 2020, the Lufthansa Group fleet comprised 757 aircraft. The average age of the aircraft in the fleet was 12.5 years (previous year: 12.1 years).
The fleet shrank year-on-year by six aircraft. A total of 22 new aircraft were added to the fleet, compared with 28 retirements. Fleet additions included 18 new aircraft (two Boeing 777Fs, two Airbus A350-900s, three A321neos and eleven A320neos) and four used A320ceos. In contrast, 19 aircraft were sold in 2020 (three Boeing MD-11Fs, three B747s, four A320s, two A319s and seven Bombardier Q Series aircraft) and leases were terminated for nine aircraft.
This means that the first steps were taken in financial year 2020 to reduce the operating fleet, including aircraft operated by non-Group airlines on behalf of the Lufthansa Group, by 150 aircraft. This measure will help adjust the number of flights and the capacity of the fleet to the market, which is expected to stay smaller in the longer term as a result of the crisis.
In addition to phasing out the Group’s own aircraft, wet lease agreements with external partners were not renewed or were terminated in the 2020 financial year. Expiring dry lease contracts will not be renewed for the time being.
Lufthansa German Airlines including regional airlines and Germanwings (LH), SWISS including Edelweiss (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS), Brussels Airlines (SN), Eurowings (EW) and Lufthansa Cargo (LCAG) as of 31 Dec 2020
1) Partly operated by Brussels Airlines (SN).
2) Partly operated by AeroLogic, of which two aircraft attributed pro rata.
|Manufacturer/type||of which lease||Change compared with 31 Dec 2019||ZScheduled for retirement3)||Temporarily decommissioned|
3) Without wet leases (–33).
4) Airbus A320 family; dependent on negotiations with aircraft manufacturers on planned deliveries.
At year-end 2020, there were 177 aircraft on the Lufthansa Group’s order list. There are also options to buy a further 102 aircraft. The Lufthansa Group is expecting to take delivery of up to twelve aircraft (eleven aircraft of the A320neo family and one A220) in financial year 2021.
|Fixed orders||Deliveries1)||Additional options|
|Airbus A350||26||2023 to 2029||10|
|Boeing 787||20||2022 to 2025||20|
|Boeing 777||20||2023 to 2025||24|
|Airbus A320||69||2021 to 2026||172)|
|Airbus A321||40||2021 to 2026|
|Total aircraft||177||2021 to 2029||102|
1) Partly subject to negotiation.
2) Airbus A320 family.