A world famous name in aviation
The airline's origins date back to 1926, starting life as Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft and continued expansion has seen it become the world's sixth largest airline and the national flagship carrier of Germany. Privately owned, continued steady growth has seen Lufthansa carry out many acquisitions and investment in a number of other airlines such as the UK airline BMI, low cost carriers Eurowings and Condor and Swiss International Air Lines. The company is headquartered in Cologne, Germany with its main hub at Frankfurt International Airport.
Flights From Lufthansa - Who are they?
The Lufthansa Group is made up of a series of subsidiaries and divisions which offer a range of services to the aviation industry:
Lufthansa AG - Commercial airline
Lufthansa Cargo - Air freight company
Lufthansa Technik - Provides aircraft maintenance services
Lufthansa Systems - The largest IT aviation service provider in Europe
Lufthansa CityLine - Domestic carrier, which is wholly owned by Lufthansa
Delvag - An air transport insurance company
LSG Sky Chefs - The largest in-flight catering company in the world
Lufthansa Flight Training - Offers in house and contracted flight training to a number of commercial airlines
A truly global network of air routes
The Lufthansa network is extremely extensive with 200 destinations served in over 100 countries and as part of the Star Alliance code share consortium, offers ticketing to over 400 routes in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and North and South America. Its fleet size is just as impressive with almost 400 aircraft and employs a combined total of 100,000 staff. Lufthansa has departures from most UK airports including Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast as well as London Heathrow and City airports with seasonal departures from Jersey and Newquay scheduled for 2008.
Lufthansa - Using technology to enhance the customer experience
As a scheduled full service airline, Lufthansa offers a range of pre departure and onboard services in all classes that include in-flight entertainment, complimentary food and beverages and an extensive frequent flyer program. Lufthansa has fully embraced new technology, enabling passengers to check in online and via SMS messaging.
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