By Michael Dabaie 
 

Boeing Co. said the Lufthansa Group agreed to a new order for five 787-9 Dreamliners.

Lufthansa Group placed its initial order for 20 787-9s in 2019. The new purchase agreement takes the group's order book to 25 787-9s.

Boeing said the 787-9 can fly up to 20% more passengers and around 25% more cargo while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25%, compared to the airplanes it replaces.

"With these ultra-modern, fuel-efficient aircraft, we send a strong signal for environmental responsibility within the Lufthansa Group. Furthermore we will reduce our operating costs and provide our guests a state-of-the-art travel experience," said Detlef Kayser, a member of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and chief operations officer.

Boeing shares were up 0.6% at $235.61 in afternoon trading.

 

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May 03, 2021 14:36 ET (18:36 GMT)

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