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New aircraft for Lufthansa regional fleet

( Supervisory Board approves order for 45 new jets.
At its meeting today, the Lufthansa Supervisory Board approved an order for 45 short-range aircraft. From the end of 2008, Lufthansa will thus take delivery of 30 regional jets of the Embraer 190 family and 15 regional jets of the Bombardier CRJ900 family.

The new aircraft will become part of the modern and efficient regional fleet that Lufthansa deploys on its European routes and for feeder flights. This enables the airline to connect further regions with Lufthansa’s global route network via its hubs and gives Lufthansa customers access to 192 destinations in 78 countries worldwide. Operating an attractive and competitive regional fleet will enable Lufthansa to maintain growth, grasp opportunities and create new perspectives for its employees.

The aircraft order marks a further milestone in the ongoing modernisation and expansion of the Lufthansa fleet. The Embraer 190 family can accommodate about 100 passengers, while the Bombardier CRJ900 family has about 90 seats. Both jet families are highly fuel efficient with a consumption of less than four litres to carry one passenger at a distance of 100 kilometers and have low noise and emission levels. This puts them at the forefront in terms of environmental compatibility and ecological efficiency.

Lufthansa’s regional fleet currently comprises 145 aircraft, including twelve jets of the CRJ900 family. Lufthansa was the first airline that deployed jets on its regional routes. Now Lufthansa is assuming again the leadership in fleet modernisation.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Corporate Communications

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