Lufthansa confirms big A320neo order: Airbus

27th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Germany's top airline Lufthansa confirmed an order for 30 of European plane maker Airbus's new fuel-efficient A320neo airliner for $2.8 billion (1.93 billion euros), the manufacturer said on Wednesday.

Lufthansa announced the order in March, along with an order for five Boeing 777s, adding up to a total of $4 billion at list prices, as part of an ongoing "modernisation and expansion" scheme.

Airbus says the Neo, a popular medium-haul workhorse, burns 15 percent less fuel than the standard A320 -- a crucial factor for airlines at a time of high oil prices.

It said the Lufthansa delivery was due in October 2015.

© 2011 AFP

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