The Lufthansa ( die Deutsche Lufthansa AG ) (Code IATA: LH; Code ICAO: DLH) is a German Airline company .
The company was founded as of 1926 with an head office located at Berlin following the fusion of two German companies: the Deutsche Aero Lloyd and the Junkers Luftverkehr the January 6th of this same year. The initial name of the company was in the beginning Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft before being renamed in Lufthansa ( Luft meaning in German air/air and Hansa by reference to the old Hanseatic guild which was in the medieval times a commercial organization of the Europe of north). The company is today regarded as a pillar of the Star Alliance and is among best world.
In the years 1950, the FRG and GDR disputed the name of the company in order to integrate it into their. It is finally the FRG which will restore Lufthansa after the Second world war, GDR melting his under the name of Interflug (which ceased its operations in 1991 after the Réunification).
The company was the first not-American company with launching a new model of Boeing. It was thus the case with the Boeing 737 whose Lufthansa was the customer of launching in 1967 with the version 737-100 . The May 17th 2004, it was also inauguratrice of the new whole of system of connection in flight of Boeing. As of 1992 the German State began the privatization of the company which was completed in 1997 when it became completely private. Its hub principal is the International airport of Frankfurt but which must be unchoked in particular thanks to the new terminal of the International airport of Munich Franz Josef Strauß. Its head office is today with Cologne. The May 22nd 2005, Lufthansa acquired Swiss International Air Lines, making Aéroport of Zurich its 3rd hub, the first outside. Lufthansa is one of the pillars of Star Alliance.
FloatHere the fleet of Lufthansa in April 2007:
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