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A Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 XWB departing from Munich. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Lufthansa Group Places Order for Next-Generation Aircraft, Begins Transition to All-Twin-Engine Fleet

Lufthansa Group has announced that its supervisory board has approved the purchase of 40 next-generation aircraft composed of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A350-900s to be delivered to the group’s carriers, including SWISS and Austrian Airlines, aside from the German flag carrier. Lufthansa, the main airline of the group of the same name, currently operates the A350-900, but not the Dreamliner. The Cologne-based company's order is divided between 20 Boeing 787-9s and an additional 20 A350-900s. The deal is valued…

Iberia Announces First Airbus A350 Long-Haul Route

During an event at Fitur, the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spanish airline Iberia announced the first route for its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to New York's JFK Airport. However, the airline did not go as far as to announce a start date for the aircraft, and no updated schedule…