FRANKFURT—Lufthansa would have “ordered less aircraft” from Airbus if the manufacturer had not agreed to take back six Airbus A380s, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Mar. 14. The airline placed an order Mar. 13 for 20 Boeing 787-9s and 20 more A350-900s to accelerate the renewal of its widebody fleet. As part of the process it decided to reduce the number of A380s drastically from the current 14 to just eight in 2023. Spohr indicated that Airbus was prepared to pay ...


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