The Lufthansa Group Executive Board and the Board of Directors of SN Airholding have authorized the allocation of three Airbus A320neo aircraft to Brussels Airlines.
With these new state-of-the-art aircraft, Belgium’s home carrier makes an essential step in the further modernization of the airline’s fleet and herewith significantly lowers the CO2 and noise emissions on its medium-haul network. It is the very first time in the history of Brussels Airlines, that the company will phase in brand new aircraft, coming right from the manufacturer.
Investing in the current crisis in new aircraft underlines the importance for the Lufthansa Group carriers to continue working towards the group’s sustainability target of reducing its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 and to become CO2-neutral by 2050. In comparison to the to-be-phased-out A319 aircraft, the Airbus A320neo burns in average 11% less fuel and reduces noise emissions by 50%. Thanks to a significantly higher seating capacity (+27%), the fuel use per seat reduces by 30%. Compared to an A320ceo (current engine option), the brand-new model uses 16% less fuel for the same seating capacity and thus reduces the CO2 emissions by 16%.