Lufthansa Welcomes 600th Airbus Aircraft

Daniel Fowkes
25 May 2023
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Lufthansa has taken delivery of its 600th aircraft and conducted a ceremony with Airbus to celebrate the milestone.

The airline has achieved a landmark moment following the delivery of a new A321neo, which also sports a special 600 decal.

Lufthansa first received an A300 in 1976 and has since acquired Airbus aircraft routinely. The pair have an important partnership, and Airbus narrowbodies and widebodies play an integral role in the airline’s success.

Lufthansa and Airbus are united by a very special partnership. Ever since Airbus’s creation, we have enjoyed close and trusting collaborations on a wide range of research projects and new developments. Lufthansa has also served no fewer than four times as Airbus’s launching customer for a new aircraft type, most recently for the A320neo family that is proving such a success. Lufthansa has ordered every family of aircraft that Airbus has developed over the past five decades. And more than 90 per cent of the 600 Airbuses that we have taken delivery of during that time are still in Lufthansa Group service today. We also wish to welcome our 700th Airbus to our fleet as part of Lufthansa’s centennial celebrations in 2026.

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board

Since the delivery of the first A300 in 1976, the airline has, on average, welcomed a new plane from Airbus every month. 600 in almost 60 years, as the airline says, is a fantastic achievement and means the airline group stands alone with no other companies welcoming more Airbus aircraft to date.

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