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Germany’s Lufthansa places $1.36 billion order for 12 new planes, including 2 A380 superjumbos

BERLIN – German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG says it has ordered 12 new planes, including two Airbus A380 superjumbos.

The company says the order valued at about €1 billion ($1.36 billion) also includes one long-haul jet Airbus A330, four Airbus A320 planes, and five Embraer 195 regional jets.

Germany’s biggest airline says the order was approved by its supervisory board Thursday, with deliveries of the planes expected to start next year.

The Lufthansa group includes Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines, budget offshoot Germanwings and Britain’s BMI.

Lufthansa currently operates a fleet of eight A380 superjumbos, and has now placed orders for nine additional planes.

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