FRANKFURT, Sept 19 Lufthansa's supervisory board
has approved the purchase of 59 Boeing and Airbus
aircraft, worth 14 billion euros ($19 billion) at list
prices, the German airline said on Thursday.
It said the order comprised 34 Boeing 777-9X and 25 Airbus
A350-900, with the first of these new aircraft to be delivered
People familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday
Lufthansa was expected to order up to 34 Boeing 777-9X, marking
the first order for a planned revamp of its successful
mini-jumbo, but that this could include 14 options, which needed
to be reconfirmed at a later date.
Lufthansa itself did not give a breakdown on the number of
firm orders and the options.