[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Highlights during 69 years of development of Lufthansa, leading airline group in Europe (1953)


(worldkings.org) Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, formed in 1997.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly shortened to Lufthansa, is the flag carrier of Germany. When combined with its subsidiaries, it is the second-largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried.

Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters are in Cologne. The main operations base, called Lufthansa Aviation Center, is at Lufthansa's primary hub at Frankfurt Airport, and its secondary hub is at Munich Airport where a secondary Flight Operations Centre is maintained.

(WOWTIMES) Lufthansa’s history and achievements

  • 1953: The company was founded as Luftag by staff of the former Deutsche Luft Hansa
  • 1955: Lufthansa won approval to start scheduled domestic and International flights
  • 1960: Lufthansa arrived in the age of the jet plane with the acquisition of the first Boeing B707
  • 1970; Lufthansa introduced its first wide body aircraft, the Boeing 747, and open the wide-body era
  • 1987: Lufthansa, together with Air France, Iberia, and Scandinavian Airlines, founded Amadeus, an IT company (also known as a GDS) that would enable travel agencies to sell the founders and other airlines' products from a single system.
  • 1997: Lufthansa, Air Canada, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines formed the Star Alliance, world’s first multilateral airline alliance.
  • 2004: Lufthansa became the launch customer for the Connexion by Boeing in-flight online connectivity service.
  • 2010: Lufthansa joined the ranks of A380 operators in May 2010 becoming the second European airline to operate the Airbus A380, after Air France, and deploying its growing fleet on routes between Frankfurt and Beijing, Houston, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo.

  • 2011: Lufthansa introduced the new check-in interface which guides passengers through the check-in procedure in three simple steps at check-in terminals and online while putting to test Automated Check-in and “Self Bag Drop” terminals.
  • 2013: Lufthansa achieved top rankings at the “World Airline Awards 2013” in the categories “Best Transatlantic Airline”, “Best Western European Airline”, and “Best First Class Airline Lounge”.
  • 2017: Lufthansa became the 10th airline to receive the prestigious Skytrax 5-star certification.
  • 2019: Lufthansa ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 and an additional 20 Airbus A350-900 for its own and the group's fleet replacement and expansion

Besides its own services, and owning subsidiary passenger airlines Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines, and Eurowings (referred to in English by Lufthansa as its Passenger Airline Group), Deutsche Lufthansa AG owns several aviation-related companies, such as Lufthansa Technik and LSG Sky Chefs, as part of the Lufthansa Group. In total, the group has over 700 aircraft, making it one of the largest airline fleets in the world.

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