Lufthansa's board yesterday approved orders for 20 747-8 Intercontinentals--the first of the variant to be sold by Boeing--plus 20 options and seven A340-600s, a total investment in long-haul planes valued at nearly $7 billion. The 747-8Is will be delivered from 2010 to 2013 while the A340-600s will begin delivering in 2008. "With aircraft types in the 747 series from Boeing on the one hand, and others from the A330/A340/A380 family from Airbus on the other, Lufthansa is ideally equipped to ...

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