December 15, 2016 / 10:40 AM / 7 months ago

Lufthansa sees Brussels long-haul fleet decision next year

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Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr holds a Brussels Airlines model airplane after a news conference on the Lufthansa deal to fully take over Brussels Airlines in Zaventem, Belgium December 15, 2016.Eric Vidal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) is eyeing a decision next year on a long-haul plane order for newly acquired Brussels Airlines, its chief executive said on Thursday.

"We of course will continue to harmonise the fleet, using the A320 for short-range. And a decision needs to be taken on future of long-range fleet next year," Carsten Spohr told journalists.

He added there were no plans for staff layoffs as part of the deal, and that cost benefits would instead come from using the size of the Lufthansa group to push ticket sales and jointly purchase planes, fuel and insurance.

Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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