Lufthansa has found a way around its Airbus A380 problems. The German national airline has ordered five new A330s that will "compensate for the delayed entry into service of the A380," the carrier confirmed in a statement. The A330 will then be replaced by the A350 XWB on the Toulouse production line in 2012.
Lufthansa has commited itself to purchasing 15 A380s. The airline also plans to take a further five A319s, 10 A320s and 15 A321s and will place options for 30 more A320 family aircraft. Deliveries will begin next year, with all five A330s delivered by the end of 2008. Lufthansa operates 80 Airbus 320 series aircraft.
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