Lufthansa Group will purchase four ex-LATAM Airlines Brazil A350-900s and add them its fleet this year.
The aircraft are available after LATAM Airlines Group’s decision in 2021 to divest 13 A350-900s as part of a restructuring process.
Lufthansa said on 23 May that the four aircraft will be acquired from lessor Deucalion Aviation.
Delta Air Lines has already taken the other nine ex-LATAM widebodies: seven leased from Aercap and two from VMO Aircraft Leasing. That left four unassigned ex-LATAM A350-900s under the ownership of Deucalion, Cirium fleets data shows.
Lufthansa had indicated in March that it was in advanced negotiations to acquire long-haul aircraft “which could be made available at shorter notice”.
The four aircraft are on top of Lufthansa Group’s outstanding orders for 38 A350-family twinjets, of which 28 are for the A350-900 and 10 for the A350-1000.
Lufthansa currently operates 21 A350-900s. Within the wider group, Swiss is due to begin operating A350-900s in 2025.