Yesterday, Lufthansa Group announced the purchase of 40 Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft – to be delivered between 2022 and 2027 – that will replace its A340 fleet. Today, the airline group further revealed that it has sold six of its 14 A380 aircraft back to Airbus due to “economic reasons” – the supposed translation of that phrase is that it simply couldn’t fill them. The aircraft will be leaving Lufthansa in 2022 and 2023. The purchasing price is not being disclosed but Lufthansa stated that the transaction “will not affect the group’s earnings performance”. Fundamentally restructuring its

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