Introduction to Lufthansa
Lufthansa's history can be traced back to 1926 when the Berlin-based company Deutsche Luft Hansa AG, or DLH, was formed. DLH was Germany's "flag carrier" airline up until 1945 when the airline's activities were suspended. At the beginning of January 1953, the snappily named 'Aktiengesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf', or Luftag, was founded in Cologne, Germany. Luftag later acquired the logo and name of the liquidated DLH and became Germany's flag carrier.
Germany's Top Airline
Post-war restrictions on German airspace meant that it was another two years until the airline made its first flights. In April 1955, approval was received to begin domestic flights between Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf. In May that year, the airline made its first international flights to Paris, London, and Madrid and Transatlantic flights to New York began the following month.
Since then Lufthansa have grown to become Germany's largest airline, both in terms of passenger numbers and the size of its fleet. It flies to over 200 destinations in 78 countries worldwide. Frankfurt International Airport is the main-hub of Lufthansa, one of the world's busiest airports, putting the airline at the forefront of aviation industry. This leading airline is a sound choice to get you where you need to be.
Lufthansa offers four classes. Three of these are different grades of Economy, Business Class and First Class. Moreover Lufthansa operates a frequent flyer programme called 'Miles & More' which offers a range of ways of spending miles from money off Star Alliance flights, car rental, hotels and much more.
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