FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Lufthansa's recent order of new widebody aircraft from Boeing and Airbus has not quenched the company's thirst for expansion, as it recently acquired six second-hand A350-900s, formerly operated by LATAM and South African Airways. 

This move highlights the airline's commitment to growth and adaptability in an ever-changing market.

The six A350-900 aircraft, which are currently stored at a boneyard at Victorville, California, will join Lufthansa's fleet following an extensive refitting process to align with the airline's cabin layout standards. By incorporating these planes, Lufthansa demonstrates its ability to seize opportunities in the industry and cater to evolving customer preferences.

Interestingly, Lufthansa's acquisition of these A350-900s is not the first time it has sourced second-hand aircraft; the airline previously procured four A350-900s from Philippine Airlines. This strategic decision solidifies Lufthansa's position as a leading operator and customer of the A350-900, with a current fleet of 21 A350-900s and 33 more on order with Airbus.