gatibosgru wrote:And with such a mixed fleet is it really farfetched to imagine, maybe, LH or someone in the group would potentially operate the NEO?
Not at all and the A330-900 would be a "like for like" replacement for the A330-300 fleet. But the 787-9 could do the job, as well, and offer a fair bit more flexibility (as could the A350-900).
And LH did state that they were looking to simplify their fleet because they operate so many models now: MD-11, 747, 767, 777, 787, A330, A340, A350 and A380. That is every widebody model on offer from the last two decades from Airbus and Boeing/McD.
They specifically called out that the A350-900s, 787-9s and 777-9s would replace the 767-300ER, A340-300, A340-600 and 747-400 fleets and the MD-11Fs will be retired as the final 777Fs on order arrive. So by next decade the LH Group passenger widebody fleet will be the A330-300, A350-900, A380-800, 747-8, 777-300ER, 777-9 and 787-9.