FRANKFURT, GERMANY — The Lufthansa Group has announced its plans to acquire four A350-900s previously owned by LATAM Airlines Brazil, adding them to its fleet this year.

This acquisition comes as a result of LATAM Airlines Group's decision in 2021 to sell off 13 A350-900s as part of a restructuring initiative.

On May 23, Lufthansa disclosed that these four aircraft will be purchased from lessor Deucalion Aviation.

Delta Air Lines has already acquired the remaining nine ex-LATAM widebody aircraft, leasing seven from Aercap and two from VMO Aircraft Leasing. This left four unassigned ex-LATAM A350-900s under the ownership of Deucalion, according to data from Cirium fleets.

In March, Lufthansa had hinted that it was in advanced talks to purchase long-haul aircraft that could be made available at short notice.

These four airplanes will be in addition to Lufthansa Group’s pending orders for 38 twinjet aircraft from the A350 family, including 28 A350-900s and 10 A350-1000s.

Currently, Lufthansa operates 21 A350-900s. Within the broader group, Swiss is set to begin operating A350-900s in 2025.