Lufthansa Group has placed orders for 22 widebody aircraft, including the carrier's first ten A350-1000s, as well as an incremental five A350-900s and seven B787-9s.

"With our purchase of 22 further Airbus A350s and Boeing B787s, we have secured the delivery of more than 50 latest-generation long-haul aircraft for the member airlines of the Lufthansa Group since the pandemic began. These aircraft will be equipped with our new long-haul cabins, including the latest-generation seats in all classes of travel," Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said.

The holding said that the newly ordered aircraft would start delivering in "the mid-2020s" without committing to a specific year. Lufthansa Group does not reveal the allocation of its order to individual carriers when announcing deals.

Lufthansa Group said it was "also in advanced negotiations to acquire further long-haul aircraft which could be made available at shorter notice".

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Lufthansa Group's widebody order book comprises twenty-eight A350-900s (including five assigned to Swiss), two B787-9s, and twenty-one B777-9s. The current new-generation widebody fleet consists of three B787-9s and twenty-one A350-900s, all of which are operated by Lufthansa.

The holding said that the new-generation widebodies would be used to gradually replace the remaining B747-400s (operated by Lufthansa), A340-300s (Lufthansa, Swiss, and Edelweiss Air), A340-600s (Lufthansa), B777-200ERs (Austrian Airlines), B767-300ERs (Austrian Airlines), and A330-200s (Edelweiss Air and EW Discover).