Lufthansa Group's Eurowings division is to become an all-Airbus operator after the German company approved an order for 10 A320s for the airline.

The aircraft will be the "backbone" of Lufthansa's new low-cost operation, says the group. Lufthansa will also transfer 13 A320s from its current orders to the Eurowings division from 2015.

It has not given an engine selection for the new A320s which will be the baseline model rather than the re-engined version of the single-aisle jet.

Lufthansa Group fleet management chief Nico Buchholz says the aircraft order is the "next logical step" in the carrier's fleet renewal programme.

Eurowings will use the A320s to replace its Bombardier CRJ900s. It will operate domestic and German routes from airports outside of the Lufthansa hubs at Frankfurt and Munich.

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