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Lufthansa
IATA
LH
ICAO
DLH
Callsign
LUFTHANSA
Founded 1926 (as Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft), refounded 1954
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program Miles & More
Member lounge HON / Senator Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 319 (+ 145 orders + 30 options); Lufthansa AG including subsidiaries: 529
Destinations 212
Company slogan There's no better way to fly.
Headquarters Cologne, Germany
Key people Jürgen Weber (Head of Supervisory Board and former CEO), Wolfgang Mayrhuber(CEO), Stefan Lauer (), Stephan Gemkow (CFO)
Website: http://www.lufthansa.de/

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced [ˈdɔɪtʃə ˈlʊfthanza]) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (after Hanseatic League, the powerful medieval trading group). Image File history File links Lufthansa_Logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Munich International Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM), officially named Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (German: Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß) is located 28 km (17 mi) northeast of Munich, Germany, and is a hub for Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner airlines. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... LTU Airbus A330-200 aircraft at DUS Düsseldorf International Airport (German: ) (IATA: DUS, ICAO: EDDL), is the third largest airport in Germany with 16. ... Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM, ICAO: EDDH) (German: ) is the international airport of Hamburg, Germany. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... Miles & More is the frequent flyer program of 12 European airlines. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... Aktiengesellschaft (IPA: ; abbreviated AG) is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i. ... An International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security. ... This is a list of largest airlines in Europe: TUI Group airlines flew 25. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... KLM Boeing 737-300. ... For other uses, see Flag carrier (disambiguation). ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ...


The airline is the world's fifth largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried, operating services to 200 destinations in 100 countries. Together with its partners Lufthansa services over 410 destinations.[1] It has the second-largest passenger airline fleet in the world, when combined with Lufthansa CityLine, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings, Germanwings, Augsburg Airways, Contact Air, and SWISS, operating 529 aircraft. There are several methods to measure the size of an airline, so several different lists of the worlds largest airlines are available. ... Avro RJ85 CRJ-100 Lufthansa CityLine GmbH is an airline based in Cologne, Germany. ... Air Dolomiti is a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa but is based in Italy. ... Eurowings is an airline based in Dortmund, Germany. ... Germanwings is a low-cost airline based in Cologne and Bonn, Germany. ... Augsburg Airways is an airline based in Germany. ... Contact Air Flugdienst is a regional airline headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Swiss may be: Related to Switzerland: the Swiss Confederation Swiss people Swiss cheese Swiss corporations Switzerland-related topics Named Swiss: Swiss, Missouri Swiss, North Carolina Swiss, West Virginia Swiss, Wisconsin Swiss International Air Lines Swiss Re SWiSS is also used as a disparaging nickname for the Socialist Workers Student Society. ...


Lufthansa corporate headquarters is in Cologne, whereas its main base and primary traffic hub is at Frankfurt International Airport in Frankfurt am Main with a second hub at Munich International Airport.[1] For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... Munich International Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM), officially named Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (German: Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß) is located 17. ...


Lufthansa is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance. Star Alliance was formed in 1997 together with Thai Airways, United Airlines, Air Canada and Scandinavian Airline Systems. Star Alliance has now 20 member airlines and 3 regional members. The Lufthansa Group operates more than 400 aircraft and employs nearly 100,000 people worldwide. In 2007, 83,1 million passengers flew with Lufthansa including all subsidiaries. All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the defunct airline in Thailand. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Scandinavian Airlines System, now SAS AB, was founded in 1946 when the flag carriers of Denmark, Sweden and Norway formed a partnership to handle intercontinental traffic to Scandinavia. ...

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History

The company was founded on 6 January 1926 in Berlin, following a merger between "Deutsche Aero Lloyd" (DAL) and "Junkers Luftverkehr".[2] The company's original name was Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft. Lufthansa in one word has been used since 1933. As seen in the documentary, Triumph of the Will, Lufthansa was always the favorite air carrier of Adolf Hitler and,[citation needed] later, was the official airline of the Nazi party (NSDAP).[citation needed] On December 9, 1927, Deutsche Luft Hansa, on behalf of the German government, established an agreement with the Spanish government authorizing an air service between the two countries. This included a capital investment to establish an air company that would eventually become Iberia. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Junkers & Co was a major German aircraft manufacturer. ... Triumph of the Will (German: Triumph des Willens) is a propaganda film by the German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. (Iberia Airlines of Spain in English), usually shortened to Iberia, is the largest airline of Spain, based in Madrid. ...


In the years prior to World War II, the company pioneered routes to the Far East and across the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic, using a large fleet of mostly Dornier, Junkers, Heinkel, Focke-Wulf and other German-designed aircraft. After the outbreak of war in 1939, Lufthansa was only able to maintain service to neutral countries. Early in the war, along with the Italian Transcontinental Airline (Linee Aeree Transcontinentali Italiane, or LATI), the company competed vigorously in South America.[3] However, all service was suspended by Lufthansa following Germany's defeat in 1945. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. ... For other uses, see Atlantic (disambiguation) The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... For other uses, see Atlantic (disambiguation) The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... Dornier may refer to Claudius Dornier, original founder of Dornier GmbH Lindauer DORNIER GmbH FairchildDornier Dornier Medtech [1], maker of medical equipment e. ... Junkers & Co was a major German aircraft manufacturer. ... Heinkel Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company founded by and named after Ernst Heinkel. ... Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG was a German manufacturer of military aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. Many of the companys successful fighter aircraft designs were slight modifications of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. ... A neutral country takes no side in a war between other parties, and in return hopes to avoid being attacked by either of them. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Lufthansa was recreated on 6 January 1953 as Aktiengesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf (Luftag) and was renamed Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft on August 6, 1954. The "new" Lufthansa of 1953 is not the legal successor of the Lufthansa founded in 1926 and which existed during and before World War II. On 1 April 1955 Lufthansa resumed scheduled service within Germany. International operations started on 15 May 1955, with flights to points in Europe, followed by service to New York on 8 June using Lockheed Super Constellations. South Atlantic routes were resumed in August 1956. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... For other uses, see Atlantic (disambiguation) The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ...


East Germany attempted to establish its own airline in the 1950s using the Lufthansa name, but this resulted in a dispute with West Germany, where the airline was already operating. East Germany renamed its national airline to Interflug, which ceased operations in 1991. Lufthansa was banned from flying into West Berlin until the demise of the communist regime. This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Interflug was the former state airline of the German Democratic Republic from 1963 until 1991, when it ceased operations following German reunification. ... Boroughs of West Berlin West Berlin was the name given to the western part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990. ...


In 1958, Lufthansa placed an order for four Boeing 707s, used to start jet services from Frankfurt to New York in March of 1960. Boeing 720s were later bought to back up the 707 fleet. In February of 1961, Far East routes were extended beyond Bangkok, Thailand to Hong Kong and Tokyo. The cities of Lagos, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa were added in 1962. The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... Pan Am 707 The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Lagos (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ...


Lufthansa introduced the Boeing 727 into service in 1964 and in May of that same year they began the Polar route from Frankfurt to Tokyo. In February of 1965, the company placed an order for twenty-one Boeing 737 medium-haul jets, which were introduced into service in 1968. The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


Lufthansa was the first customer to purchase and also bought the largest number of Boeing 737 aircraft, and was one of only four buyers of the new 737-100s (the others were NASA, Malaysia-Singapore Airlines and Avianca - while the NASA airframe was technically the first constructed, it was the last delivered and originally intended for delivery to Lufthansa). In doing so, Lufthansa became the first foreign launch customer for a Boeing commercial plane. For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA) came into being in 1966 as a result of a joint ownership of the airline by the governments of Malaysia and Singapore. ... Avianca S.A. (Spanish acronym: Aerovías del Continente Americano, formerly Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia) has been the national flag air carrier of Colombia since 1919, making it the second-oldest continuously running airline in the world behind Dutch based KLM. Likewise it is the largest airline in the...


The beginning of the wide-body era for Lufthansa was marked with the inaugural Boeing 747 flight on April 26, 1970. In 1971 Lufthansa began service to South America. In 1979, Lufthansa and Swissair were launch customers for the advanced new Airbus A310, with an order for twenty-five aircraft. Wide-body Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-300 A wide-body aircraft is a large airliner with a fuselage diameter of about 5 to 6 metres and twin aisles. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ...


The company's major fleet renovation and modernization programme for the 1990s began on June 29, 1985 with an order for fifteen Airbus A320s and seven Airbus A300-600s. Ten Boeing 737-300s were ordered a few days later. All of the aircraft were delivered between 1987 and 1992. Lufthansa also bought Airbus A321, Airbus A340 and the Boeing 747-400. is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ...

Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747-400
Airbus A340-600
Airbus A340-600
Airbus A300B4-600R
Airbus A300B4-600R
Airbus A319-100
Airbus A319-100
A320-200
A320-200
A321-200
A321-200
Boeing 737-500
Boeing 737-500
CRJ-200 of Lufthansa Regional
CRJ-200 of Lufthansa Regional

Lufthansa adopted a new corporate identity in 1988. The fleet was given a new livery while cabins, city offices and airport lounges were redesigned. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 108 KB) Beschreibung: Frankfurt (Main) Airport Terminal 1 Lufthansa Boeing 747 Quelle: Fotografiert im Dezember 2004 Fotograf: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures please use this discussion page File links The following pages link to this file: Lufthansa Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 108 KB) Beschreibung: Frankfurt (Main) Airport Terminal 1 Lufthansa Boeing 747 Quelle: Fotografiert im Dezember 2004 Fotograf: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures please use this discussion page File links The following pages link to this file: Lufthansa Metadata This file... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1093, 984 KB) Description: Lufthansa A340-600 in Frankfurt/Main, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1093, 984 KB) Description: Lufthansa A340-600 in Frankfurt/Main, July 2005. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1814 pixels, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600R (D-AIAY) takes off from London Heathrow Airport. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1814 pixels, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600R (D-AIAY) takes off from London Heathrow Airport. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 502 pixelsFull resolution (2453 × 1538 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 502 pixelsFull resolution (2453 × 1538 pixels, file size: 1. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 508 pixelsFull resolution (2118 × 1344 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 508 pixelsFull resolution (2118 × 1344 pixels, file size: 2. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixelsFull resolution (1962 × 1293 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixelsFull resolution (1962 × 1293 pixels, file size: 2. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Download high resolution version (1500x993, 57 KB) British Aerospace Avro RJ85 of the German airline Lufthansa (D-AVRE) on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport. ... Download high resolution version (1500x993, 57 KB) British Aerospace Avro RJ85 of the German airline Lufthansa (D-AVRE) on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport. ... SN Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft which was manufactured by BAE Systems until 2002. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 548 pixelsFull resolution (2030 × 1390 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 548 pixelsFull resolution (2030 × 1390 pixels, file size: 2. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a small Canadian airliner based originally on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... Lufthansa Regional Avro-RJ85 Lufthansa Regional CRJ-100 Lufthansa Regional is a subsidiary of Lufthansa, the largest German airline. ...


On 28 October 1990, 25 days after reunification, Berlin became a Lufthansa destination again. On 18 May 1997 Lufthansa, Air Canada, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines formed the Star Alliance, the world's first multilateral airline alliance. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the 1990 German reunification. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Scandinavian Airlines System, now SAS AB, was founded in 1946 when the flag carriers of Denmark, Sweden and Norway formed a partnership to handle intercontinental traffic to Scandinavia. ... This article is about the defunct airline in Thailand. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ...


In 2000 Air One became partner airline of Lufthansa and nearly all Air One flights are code-shared with Lufthansa. In June 2003, Lufthansa opened Terminal 2 at Munich's Franz Josef Strauß International Airport to relieve its main hub, Frankfurt, which was suffering from capacity constraints. It is one of the first terminals in Europe partially owned by an airline. Air One is an independent airline based in Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Munich International Airport Munich International Airport, named Franz Josef Strauß International Airport (Strauß is often spelled Strauss in English) (German Franz-Josef-Strauß-Flughafen) is the airport located 28 km northeast of Munich, Germany, and is a hub for Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner airlines. ... An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


On 17 May 2004, Lufthansa became the launch customer for the Connexion by Boeing in-flight online connectivity service. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Connexion by Boeing logo Connexion by Boeing is a in-flight online connectivity service from Boeing. ...


On 22 March 2005 SWISS merged with Lufthansa Airlines. The merger included the provision that the majority shareholders (the Swiss government and large Swiss companies) be offered payment if Lufthansa's share price outperforms an airline index during the years following the merger. The two companies will continue to be run separately. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Politics of Switzerland takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary democratic republic, whereby the Federal Council of Switzerland is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ...


On 6 December 2006, Lufthansa placed an order for 20 Boeing 747-8 airliners, becoming the launch customer of the type. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Compared to previous 747s, the 747-8 Intercontinental is stretched in two bands for a total extension of 11. ...


Lufthansa is owned by private investors (88.52%), MGL Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrswerte (10.05%), Deutsche Postbank (1.03%) and Deutsche Bank (0.4%) and has 37,042 employees (at March 2007).[1]


On December 14th Lufthansa and American low-cost airline Jetblue announced the beginning of a partnership initiated through the 19% stake purchase in Jetblue shares by Lufthansa. This is the first major ownership investment by a European carrier in an American carrier since the EU-US openskies agreement was announced last year and could trigger further investment by European airlines in the troubled US airline industry. jetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ... jetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ...


Lufthansa is currently looking into further consolidation of the European aviation sector by considering the purchase of the Polish government's majority stake in Polish flag carrier LOT while also keeping an option on bidding for troubled Spanish flag carrier Iberia. Lot is: Place Specific - A French département, see Lot (département) A French river, a tributary of the Garonne, see Lot River A Belgian town, see Lot, Belgium A Polish Airline, see LOT Polish Airlines Character Specific - A Biblical figure, the nephew of Abraham, see Lot (Biblical) Lot, a... Airbus A319-100 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Iberia Airlines or Iberia, full name Iberia Airlines of Spain (Spanish: ), (IBEX-35:IBLA) is the largest airline of Spain, based in Madrid and is the Spanish flag carrier. ...


Subsidiaries

In addition to its main operation, Lufthansa has subsidiaries. The most important are:

  • SunExpress, Airline based in Antalya, Turkey; 50% owned by Lufthansa (50% Turkish Airlines)
  • Swiss International Air Lines, an airline based in Zurich, Switzerland owned by Lufthansa
  • Lufthansa Cargo, flight logistics company
  • Lufthansa Technik, aircraft maintenance providers
  • Lufthansa Systems, largest European aviation IT provider
  • Lufthansa Regional, a brand operated by an alliance of several small regional airlines, including Lufthansa CityLine
  • Lufthansa CityLine, a regional carrier, wholly owned by Lufthansa
  • Air Dolomiti, an airline based in Trieste, Italy
  • Delvag, an insurance company specializing in air transport
  • LSG Sky Chefs, the world's largest airline caterer, which accounts for one third of the world's airline meals
  • Lufthansa Flight Training, a provider of flight crew training services to various airlines and the main training arm for the Airline's own pilots
  • Condor, a charter carrier, of which Lufthansa holds 24.9%
  • Lufthansa holds 13% of Luxair.
  • 49% of Eurowings a regional carrier, which in turn has a full stake in Germanwings, a low-cost subsidiary operating short-haul point-to-point flights from a number of bases in Germany
  • 30%, minus 1 share, of BMI, a UK airline
  • Lufthansa has 19% of stake in JetBlue.[4]
  • Lufthansa Commercial Holding, containing over 400 service and finance companies of which Lufthansa holds shares

SunExpress (Turkish: is an airline based in Antalya, Turkey. ... Swiss International Air Lines (short: Swiss) is the principal airline of Switzerland operating scheduled services in Europe and to North America, South America, Africa and Asia. ... General view showing Grossmünster church. ... Lufthansa Cargo is the cargo airline subsidiary of Lufthansa based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Lufthansa Systems GmbH is an IT services provider and a wholly-owned subsidary of Lufthansa. ... Lufthansa Regional Avro-RJ85 Lufthansa Regional CRJ-100 Lufthansa Regional is a subsidiary of Lufthansa, the largest German airline. ... Avro RJ85 CRJ-100 Lufthansa CityLine GmbH is an airline based in Cologne, Germany. ... Avro RJ85 CRJ-100 Lufthansa CityLine GmbH is an airline based in Cologne, Germany. ... Air Dolomiti is a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa but is based in Italy. ... For other uses, see Trieste (disambiguation). ... An LSG Sky Chefs truck services a Boeing 777 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport LSG Sky Chefs is the brand name of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, which specializes in airline catering. ... Lunch at Garuda Indonesia (long haul, economy class); Japanese style, with teriyaki beef and rice, dorayaki, buckwheat noodles, and a beverage An airline meal is a meal served to passengers on a commercial airliner. ... Condor Flugdienst is an airline based in Germany. ... Luxair (Luxair Société Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aérienne SA) is the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. ... Eurowings is an airline based in Dortmund, Germany. ... Germanwings is a low-cost airline based in Cologne and Bonn, Germany. ... bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... jetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. ...

History of the brand

The Lufthansa logo, an encircled crane in flight, was created in 1918. It was part of the livery of the first German airline, Deutsche Luftreederei GmbH (DLR), which began air service on 5 February 1919. The stylised crane was designed by Professor Otto Firle. In 1926 Lufthansa adopted this symbol from Aero Lloyd AG, which merged with DLR in 1923. The original creator of the name Lufthansa is believed to be F.A. Fischer von Puturzyn. In 1925 he published a book entitled "Luft-Hansa" which examined the options open to aviation policymakers at the time. Luft Hansa was the name given to the new airline which resulted from the merger of Junkers Luftverkehr AG and Deutscher Aero Lloyd[2]. For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Destinations

Further information: Lufthansa destinations

This is a list of cities, with associated airports, that Lufthansa flies to. ...

Fleet

Lufthansa and Luthansa Cityline (other subsidiaries are not included) operates the following aircraft as of February 2008 [5]:

Lufthansa Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Business*/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A300-600R 14 280* Frankfurt into Germany, Europe, Africa and Middle East
Airbus A319-100 20
(11 orders)
126* Frankfurt and Munich into Germany, Europe, North Africa
Airbus A320-200 36
(14 orders) (30 options - for the enitre A320Family)
150* Frankfurt and Munich into Germany, Europe
Airbus A321-100/200 30
(30 orders)
182* Frankfurt and Munich into Germany, Europe
Airbus A330-300 11
(2 orders)
221 (8/48/165) Frankfurt and Munich into North America, Africa, Middle East and Asia, also used on several flights Frankfurt-Munich
Airbus A340-300 28 247 (8/42/197) Frankfurt and Munich into North America, Africa, South America, Middle East and Asia
Airbus A340-600 17
(7 orders)
306 (8/60/238) Frankfurt and Munich into North America, Asia, also used on several flights Frankfurt-Munich
Airbus A380-800 (15 orders)
(10 options)
555 [6] Probably Frankurt into North America, Asia Entry into service: 2009
Avro RJ85 18 93* Munich into Germany, Europe Operated by Cityline
Boeing 737-300 33 127* Frankfurt into Germany, Europe
Boeing 737-500 30 111* Frankfurt into Germany, Europe and North Africa
Boeing 747-400 30 344 (16/66/270) Frankfurt into North America, Middle East and Asia
Boeing 747-8 (20 orders)
(20 options)
slightly more than 400 seats[7] Probably Frankfurt into Middle East, Asia Launch customer
Entry into service: 2010
Bombardier CRJ-100/200 26 50* Munich and Frankfurt into Germany, Europe Operated by Cityline
Bombardier CRJ-700 22 70* Munich and Frankfurt into Germany, Europe Operated by Cityline
Bombardier CRJ-900 12
(15 orders)
84* Munich into Germany, Europe Operated by Cityline
Embraer 190 (30 orders) Munich into Germany, Europe Entry into service: 2008

*First Class is offered aboard some international flights.
*Short haul aircraft base Business Class seating amounts by demand
.

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As of March 2008, the average age of the Lufthansa fleet was 12.8 years.


Lufthansa Cityline

The fleet of Lufthansa Cityline consists of:

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Lufthansa Cargo

The fleet of Lufthansa Cargo consists of: Lufthansa Cargo is the cargo airline subsidiary of Lufthansa based in Frankfurt, Germany. ...

  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11F: 14
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11SF: 5

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In-flight entertainment

All of Lufthansa's long haul fleet in first and business class have individual screens. All of Lufthansa's Airbus A330-300 and A340-600 aircraft are equipped with individual audio video on demand screens in economy class. Lufthansa is currently fitting individual screens in the economy seats of its remaining long haul fleet.[8].


Lufthansa's short haul fleet is not equipped with entertainment screens in either business or economy class.


Livery

Lufthansa's livery is a Eurowhite scheme, composed of primarily white with blue and yellow/orange accents. A bare metal livery was proposed during the 1980s, also a yellow tail-belly-engines with silver titles in the late 1980s ( only one 737 and one A310 ever carried this livery). Eurowhite is a term used in the aviation industry to describe airline aircraft paint schemes which are predominantly white, usually adorned only with the airlines name along the forward fuselage, and its logo on the vertical tail. ...


Accidents and incidents

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Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Lufthansa Flight 540, registered as D-ABYB, was a commercial Lufthansa Boeing 747-130, carrying 157 persons (140 passengers and 17 crew members), operating final segment of its routing Frankfurt–Nairobi–Johannesburg. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK) formerly called Nairobi International Airport is one of Kenyas large aviation facilities and East Africas busiest airport. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Rio de Janeiro/Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL) better known as Galeão International Airport is Rio de Janeiros major international airport. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Shows the Location of the Province Ä°zmir Izmir from space, June 1996 Izmir (Turkish spelling Ä°zmir, contraction of its former name Smyrna), the second-largest port (after Ä°stanbul) and the third most populous city (2,409,000 in 2000) of Turkey, is located on the Aegean Sea near the Gulf... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ... 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Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ) is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Power lines leading to a trash dump hover just overhead in El Carpio, a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Rica Under international law, a refugee is a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... 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See also

Air Dolomiti is a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa but is based in Italy. ... Augsburg Airways is an airline based in Germany. ... Contact Air Flugdienst is a regional airline headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Eurowings is an airline based in Dortmund, Germany. ... Lufthansa Cargo is the cargo airline subsidiary of Lufthansa based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Avro RJ85 CRJ-100 Lufthansa CityLine GmbH is an airline based in Cologne, Germany. ... Interflug was the former state airline of the German Democratic Republic from 1963 until 1991, when it ceased operations following German reunification. ... The 1978 Lufthansa Heist was an airport robbery planned by Jimmy Burke, an associate of the Lucchese crime family, and carried out by several of his associates. ... Swiss may be: Related to Switzerland: the Swiss Confederation Swiss people Swiss cheese Swiss corporations Switzerland-related topics Named Swiss: Swiss, Missouri Swiss, North Carolina Swiss, West Virginia Swiss, Wisconsin Swiss International Air Lines Swiss Re SWiSS is also used as a disparaging nickname for the Socialist Workers Student Society. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ... Crossair was an airline based in Switzerland, founded by Moritz Suter. ... Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. (Iberia Airlines of Spain in English), usually shortened to Iberia, is the largest airline of Spain, based in Madrid. ... Air Berlin (FSE: AB1) is Germanys second largest airline after Lufthansa. ... SunExpress (Turkish: is an airline based in Antalya, Turkey. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 107. 
  2. ^ a b Lufthansa Chronicle
  3. ^ "Sedta Cuts Rates" (27 January 1941). Time Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-09-14. 
  4. ^ http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/primenewswire/133023.htm
  5. ^ Lufthansa board magazine
  6. ^ "New cabin design – the customer's opinion counts" Lufthansa A380 - Cabin design
  7. ^ "Lufthansa the first to order Boeing's 747-8"Seattle Post-Intelligencer December 7, 2006
  8. ^ "Lufthansa to roll-out seat-back IFE in economy" Flight Global, 15/08/07
  9. ^ JACDEC's JACDEC's Airliner Safety Statistics: Airlines. JACDEC (May 17, 2007).
  10. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=524615 Lufthansa jet 'within split second of crashing' after wingtip hits runway in freak winds

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