FRNAKFURT (Lufthansa) - The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved at its meeting today the placement of orders for twelve short-haul CRJ-900 aircraft with 84 seats. In buying the competitive, cost-efficient and modern plane, Lufthansa is leading the industry-wide trend towards the deployment of larger aircraft in regional air traffic.
The competitiveness and cost-efficiency of the regional fleet are of crucial importance in Lufthansa’s European operations and for feeder flights to intercontinental connections at its major hubs. With competitive feeder traffic, the Group is aiming to grow, maximise its opportunities and open up perspectives for its staff. For customers, Lufthansa is laying on an array of point-to-point flights between destinations in Germany and Europe as well as connections to beyond flights at its hubs to around 800 destinations in 140 countries.
Simultaneously, Lufthansa is continuing its investment in one of Europe’s most modern fleets, combining high fuel efficiency with low emission levels. The twelve new CRJ-900s are to replace 50-seater CRJ-200s. The Lufthansa regional fleet currently consists of a total of 160 aircraft.
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