Lufthansa orders 40 Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 long-haul planes

BERLIN, March 13 (Reuters) - Lufthansa has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft to replace its older four-engine planes as it seeks to boost the fuel efficiency of its fleet, the German airlines group said on Wednesday.

The airline said it had negotiated a significant price reduction on the order, which has a list-price investment volume of $12 billion, but did not disclose how much it had paid for the aircraft.

The planes will be delivered between late 2022 and 2027, it said.

Lufthansa will also sell six of its 14 Airbus A380 planes to Airbus to reduce its overall Airbus A380 fleet to eight for economic reasons.

Reporting by Caroline Copley; editing by Thomas Seythal