Lufthansa AirlinesDespite being completely shut down following World War II, Germany’s Lufthansa Airlines has since risen to become one of the largest and best airlines in the world.
As the largest airline in Germany, and the second largest in Europe behind Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Airlines is based in the city of Cologne. Officially Deutsche Lufthansa AG, it has its primary traffic hub in Frankfurt International Airport, and has a secondary hub in Munich. In addition, a third hub will soon be formed in Zurich, Switzerland, thanks to Lufthansa’s takeover of Swiss International Air Lines.
Lufthansa was founded in 1926 in Berlin, Germany, and on December 9th, 1927, the airline started service between Germany and Spain, establishing an agreement with the Spanish government. Also included in the agreement was a capital investment in Spain that eventually grew to become the Spanish airline Iberia.
Before World War II, Lufthansa was a leading airline in the world, becoming the first airline to develop routes to the Far East and across the Atlantic Ocean, with mostly German designed airplanes. When the war started in 1939, service was maintained to neutral countries, but had to be stopped to all others. After Germany was defeated in 1945, the airline officially suspended service.
Then in January, 1953, Lufthansa rose from the ashes and resumed scheduled domestic service in Germany. Two years later, the newly resurrected company started its international operations again with flights to other countries in Europe on May 15, 1955, and followed this up shortly thereafter with service to New York that June. Since then, the airline has slowly built itself back up with more and more aircraft and routes, and merging with other airlines, such as Swiss International.
Lufthansa Airlines offers cheap round trip airline tickets for flights in and around Germany, and to the rest of Europe as well. For example, non-stop Lufthansa Airlines flights from Frankfurt to the UK or Paris run just a few hundred dollars.
Farther out, Lufthansa Airlines also offers service to other cities like Manila, Philippines, and Kuwait City, Kuwait, for a reasonable price. To find Lufthansa Airline’s schedules, ticket prices flights, and cargo limitations, check out their website. For example, will Lufthansa be responsible if your Rosenthal China tea cup breaks while it’s in your luggage during an airline flight? You can find the answer to this question and more. You can even book a flight right online. For example, I booked a last minute cheap international plane ticket on Lufthansa’s website from Frankfurt to Ukraine without any problem.
And if Lufthansa does not offer service to your final destination, it will partner with one of its fellow airlines like KLM or Northwest to get you to where you need to go. Lufthansa is truly an airline like no other.