Deutsche Lufthansa AG will split an order for about 50 wide-body aircraft between Airbus SAS and Boeing Co., a purchase with a list value of at least $14 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG , Europe’s second-biggest airline, will replace a second Rolls-Royce Group Plc engine on one of its Airbus SAS A380 planes after identifying a component that may be linked to a turbine explosion on a Qantas Airways Ltd. plane this month.
Michael O’Leary, who built Ryanair Holdings Plc into Europe’s biggest discount airline over two decades, pledged to stay another five years and render its dominance complete as competitors exit short-haul flying.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to return to its regular schedule in Frankfurt tomorrow, with all long-haul flights and nearly all domestic and European flights set to take place, company spokesman Thomas Jachnow said in an e-mailed statement. He cited a positive weather forecast and said the airline sees “good chances for almost normal flight operations.”