Lufthansa fleet

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Lufthansa operates a mainline fleet consisting of Airbus narrow and widebody and Boeing widebody aircraft.[1][2] The mainline fleet is composed of seven different aircraft families: the Airbus A320ceo Family, Airbus A320neo Family, Airbus A330, Airbus A340 Family, Airbus A350, Airbus A380, and Boeing 747 Series. Additionally, Lufthansa currently has orders placed for their A320neo family to replace their ageing A320-200 fleet. There are also orders for new Airbus A350s, as well as two new Boeing widebody aircraft types: the Boeing 777X and Boeing 787-9. The 777X will replace the Boeing 747-400. The Boeing 787, together with the Airbus A350, will replace all remaining Airbus A340 aircraft.

Current fleet[edit]

As of February 2021, the Lufthansa mainline fleet (excluding all subsidiaries) consists of the following aircraft:[1][2]

Lufthansa mainline fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F B E+ E Total Refs
Airbus A319-100 23 24 114 138 [3]
Airbus A320-200 60 28 140 168 [4]
Airbus A320neo 29 55 28 152 180 [5]
Airbus A321-100 20 26 174 200 [6]
Airbus A321-200 43
Airbus A321neo 6 34 28 187 215 [7][8]
Airbus A330-300 15 8 42 21 145 216 [9]
30 21 177 236 [10]
42 28 185 255 [11]
Airbus A340-300 17 42 28 181 251 [12] Largest operator.
To be replaced by Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 787-9.[13]
42 225 267 [14]
30 28 221 279 [15]
18 21 261 300 [16]
Airbus A350-900 17 26 48 21 224 293 [17] Order includes 10 options.
Deliveries until 2029 to replace Airbus A340-300.[18][19]
36 21 262 319 [20]
Boeing 747-400 8 67 32 272 371 [21] To be retired and replaced by Boeing 777-9.[13][22]
43 32 308 383 [23]
Boeing 747-8 19 8 92 32 208 340 [24] Largest operator of the 747-8i.[25][26]
Includes the 1500th Boeing 747 built.[27]
80 32 244 364 [28]
Boeing 777-9 20 TBA Order includes 24 options.
Deliveries from 2023.[29]
Boeing 787-9 20 TBA Order includes 20 options.
Deliveries from 2022 to replace Airbus A340-300.[30]
Exact allocation of aircraft between Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines still unknown.
Total 265 155

Historical fleet[edit]

Lufthansa mainline historical fleet since 1955
Aircraft Total[31][32] Introduced Retired Notes
Airbus A300B2-1C 6 1976 1988
Airbus A300B4-2C 5 1977 1987
Airbus A300-600R 15 1987 2009
Airbus A310-200 13 1983 1995 Launch customer along with Swissair
Airbus A310-300 12 1989 2005
Airbus A330-200 5 2002 2006
Airbus A340-200 8 1993 2003
Airbus A340-600 24 2003 2021 Phased-out in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.[33]
Airbus A380-800 6 2010 2020 Partial retirement brought forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.[34]
Boeing 707-320B 18 1963 1984 Also used in cargo configuration.
Boeing 707-320C
Boeing 707-420 5 1960 1977 Launch customer
Boeing 720B 8 1961 1965
Boeing 727-100 27 1964 1979 Also used in Quick Change version.
Boeing 727-200 30 1971 1993 Some refurbished and sold to Kiwi International Air Lines
Boeing 737-100 22 1967 1982 Launch customer
Dubbed City Jet
Boeing 737-200 47 1969 1998 Also used in Quick Change version
Boeing 737-300 46 1986 2016[35] Also used in Quick Change version.
Boeing 737-400 7 1992 1998
Boeing 737-500 33 1990 2016[36]
Boeing 747-100 2 1970 1979
1 1974 Crashed as flight LH540
Boeing 747-200B 7 1971 2004
Boeing 747-200M 14 1976 2004 [37]
Boeing 747-200F 4 1972 2005 Launch customer of the type
Boeing 747-400 10 1989 2015
5 1997 2020 Retired early due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Boeing 747-400M 7 1989 2014 [38]
Boeing 767-300ER 1 1994 1995 Leased from Condor[39]
2 2003 2004 Leased from Lauda Air
Operated as wearing the Star Alliance livery.[40]
Convair CV-340
Convair CV-440
9 1955 1968
1 1966 Crashed as flight LH005
Curtiss C-46 9 1964 1969 Leased cargo aircraft.
Douglas DC-3 3 1955 1960
1 Chartered by Martinair (PH-MAA)
Douglas DC-4 1 1958 1959 One single leased cargo aircraft.
Douglas DC-8 1 1965 1966 One single leased cargo aircraft.
Fokker F27 Friendship 1 1965 1966 Leased from Condor.
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation 10 1955 1968 Also used in cargo configuration.
1 1959 Crashed as flight LH502
Lockheed L-1649A Starliner 6 1957 1966
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 12 1974 1996
Vickers Viking 2 1956 1961 Two leased cargo aircraft.
Vickers Viscount 11 1958 1971
A Lufthansa Boeing 737-200 photographed in 1984.
A Lufthansa Airbus A310-200 photographed in 1984.
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-200 in 1989.
A Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in 1994.
A Lufthansa Boeing 767-300ER painted in the Star Alliance livery in 2003.

References[edit]

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