Continuous fleet modernization – the Lufthansa Group’s most important climate protection measure

The Lufthansa Group will put around 200 brand new, more sustainable aircraft into service by 2030. These reduce fuel consumption and thus CO2-emissions by up to 30 percent compared to their predecessors – on every flight.

The use of new aircraft with lower fuel consumption is currently the biggest lever for keeping the impact of flying on the environment as low as possible. Latest-generation aircraft require up to 30 percent less fuel than their respective predecessors and emit correspondingly less CO2.

The Lufthansa Group continuously invests in a modern and particularly fuel-efficient fleet. On several occasions, the company has been the launch customer for new, more fuel-efficient and quieter aircraft.

Fleet planning aims to meet demand with aircraft that are as efficient as possible. Older aircraft are being replaced by new aircraft with lower fuel consumption and thus lower CO2 emissions. By replacing four-engine long-haul aircraft with new twin-engine models, the Group is laying a long-term and sustainable foundation for the future.

Measures for the technical modification of the existing fleet with the aim of increasing economic and ecological efficiency are also constantly examined and implemented in cooperation with partners from research and industry where appropriate. These include, for example, optimizing engines, equipping aircraft with the fuel-saving surface technology AeroSHARK, and noise-reducing measures. After the aircraft are removed from the fleet, they are either sold or recycled.

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