Lufthansa

Founded
1953
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
288
Destinations
288
Passengers per year
70,108,000

Lufthansa German Airlines is the flag carrier of Germany and is one of the largest airlines in Europe.

Organization

Lufthansa is the largest airline within the Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa Group is also the parent company of Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti. Lufthansa Group has about 130,000 employees in total.

Parent company
Lufthansa Group
Alliance
Star Alliance

History

Lufthansa was founded in 1953 in Cologne. However, the airline’s traces are going back to 1926 when the Deutsche Luft Hansa was founded. In 1945, after the defeat of the Nazi’s, the airline must cease its operation. On 1 April 1955, the new founded Lufthansa started its operation with its first domestic routes within West Germany. Until the reunification of Germany in 1990, the airline could expand its routes to East Germany among which Berlin. Three years before the start of the 21st century, the airline was a founding member of the world’s largest alliance, Star Alliance. In the 21st century, Lufthansa Group acquired a handful of smaller airlines, among which: Swiss International Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines.

Passengers

2015
79,305,000
2016
62,481,000
2017
66,234,000
2018
70,108,000

Baggage

Economy Class and Economy Premium passengers are allowed to bring 1 piece of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg on board of Lufthansa aircraft. Business Class and First Class passengers are permitted to carry 2 pieces of cabin luggage with each a maximum weight of 8 kg. In addition, every passenger can bring 1 personal item. The amount of hold baggage that passengers are allowed to bring depends on the route and travel class. Please consult website Lufthansa for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

Lufthansa offers in-flight Wi-Fi through its FlyNet-portal on selected flights. The price of in-flight Wi-Fi depends on route distance and internet speed. Please consult website Lufthansa for more information.

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