Lufthansa postpones plane deliveries to cut costs

FRANKFURT, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Deutsche Lufthansa LHAG.DE said on Thursday it had rescheduled some aircraft delivieries that had originally been planned for 2010-2013 to help cut costs amid the global economic crisis.

Airlines around the world have been grounding airplanes and cancelling aircraft orders to cope with lower demand. Plane makers Boeing BA.N and rival Airbus EAD.PA are headed for their worst annual order tally in at least 15 years.

Germany's flagship carrier did not say how many delivieries were affected, and when it now expected to receive the planes. Aircrafts it has on order include Airbus's A320 family planes and Embraer EMBR3.SA planes.

Lufthansa earlier reported better-than-expected third-quarter results, though it provided a gloomy outlook for the airline industry, saying any green shoots of recovery were being swamped by pricing pressure in both passenger and cargo services. [ID:nLS501235] (Reporting by Maria Sheahan)