The proud flag carrier of Germany, Lufthansa Airways (LH) is the second largest airline of Europe. The main hubs of Lufthansa Airways are at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport. Its corporate headquarters are situated at Cologne. The airlines derives its name from ‘luft’ which means ‘air’ in German language and ‘hansa’ from the Hanseatic League, the esteemed medieval trading group! The airline holds fifth position in the liast of world’s largest airlines and is the founding member of Star Alliance.
Lufthansa Airways is known worldwide for its impeccable services. Its logo, which is an encircled crane in flight, is immensely popular since 1918 when it was created. The symbol still holds an eminent position and signifies airlines commitment to make air travel smooth and comfortable for its passengers. Lufthansa Airways caters to a range of passengers with its 3 cabin classes – First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.
Awards & Recognition
Lufthansa Airlines as well as their respective hubs in Munich, Germany and Zurich were voted best across several categories from over 100 countries at the World Airline Awards by Skytrax in June 2010. Lufthansa also bagged the Best Airline in Europe award at the same event.
LUFTHANSA AIRLINES DESTINATIONS
Lufthansa Airways connects to over 183 international destinations and 18 domestic destinations across 78 countries. Along with its partners, it connects to nearly 410 destinations across Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.
Within the USA Lufthansa Airways flights fly to New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, Newark, Orlando, Portland, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Seattle. In India Lufthansa Airways operates to Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
HISTORY OF LUFTHANSA AIRLINES
Founded in the year 1926, Lufthansa Airways was earlier known by the Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft. At the end of World War II, the airline was completely grounded. In the year 1955, Lufthansa Airways again resumed its services within Germany itself and used Convair at that time.
The present Lufthansa was reformed in January, 1953 with the name Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft and started its services in April, 1955. Till date, Lufthansa Airways is continuously multiplying its fleet as well as range of services.
INFLIGHT SERVICES IN LUFTHANSA AIRLINES
Lufthansa Airways offer in-flight entertainment only on long haul flights which includes on demand Audio/Video. Along with world class on board services for its first and business class services to its passengers, Lufthansa also offers access to its varied lounges at its main terminals.