LUFTHANSA TO POSSIBLY ORDER A350s WITH NEW BUSINESS CLASS PRODUCT ONBOARD
Of course, this is just speculation, but this is breaking news coming from a Lufthansa Airlines meeting hosted by the CEO of the company. Earlier today, he spoke saying that “we are negotiating with airbus about speeding up A350 deliveries that we would lease, but with only the new business class product onboard”
This was put out on Twitter by the user above. Also said by the CEO, “ The only four engine aircraft with the future is the Boeing 747-8.” “Phase out of the A340s and 747-400s will come soon”.
BREAKING @lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr now: "We are negotiating with @Airbus about speeding up #A350 delieveries that we would lease, but only with the new Business Class product on board" #PaxEx #avgeek pic.twitter.com/rGabTiQzsl— Andreas Spaeth (@SpaethFlies) September 15, 2020
BREAKING @Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr now on fleet: "The only four-engine aircraft with a future is the #Boeing747-8." Phase out of #A340-600 and 747-400 will come soon #avgeek pic.twitter.com/MaKTasWsRe— Andreas Spaeth (@SpaethFlies) September 15, 2020
It seems like they are talking a lot, because they have also said that they intend to retire more Airbus 380s, and by more, that might mean all.
The airlines also says that they are expecting a delayed delivery of the 777X, likely into 2022 now.
"We are looking at phasing out @_austrian #Boeing777 or #Boeing767, if at all and how many, as these are aircraft that don't have a future", says @lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr #avgeek pic.twitter.com/dso5pYE8Sj— Andreas Spaeth (@SpaethFlies) September 15, 2020