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Lufthansa

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Average age of aircraft - 12 yrs, according to www.airfleets.net 30/04/19

Lufthansa is reported to have the following aircraft fleet:
28 Airbus A319 100
74 Airbus A320 200
18 Airbus A320 Neo
20 Airbus A321 100
43 Airbus A321 200
17 Airbus A330 300
12 Airbus A340 300
16 Airbus A340 600
14 Airbus A350 900
14 Airbus A380 800
13 Boeing 747 400
19 Boeing 747 800
12 McDonnell Douglas MD11




Lufthansa, the largest German airline, based at Cologne was founded in 1926 and had fleet size of 162 aircraft that year.

After economic difficulties in the early 90s, the airline was reorganised and privatised, step by step.

The airline now has a fleet of around 285 aircraft and is the second largest airline in Europe, after Air France-KLM.

Lufthansa has a number of subsidiaries including Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines (45% stake), and Germanwings. The KLM Group (including its subsidiaries) is the busiest airline group in Europe, having transported 104 million passengers in 2013.

BMI became a fully owned subsidiary of Lufthansa in 2009 but was sold to IAG (the parent owner of BA and Iberia) in 2011.

During 2015/2016 the brand Germanwings (a Lufthansa subsidiary) was dropped, with its place being taken by Eurowings, another subsidiary of Lufthansa.

In 2018, the Lufthansa and its subsidiaries carried 142 million passengers.




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News items relating to Lufthansa


 09/11/15     Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike Continues to Cause Flight Cancellations
The cabin crew strike at Lufthansa is continuing today and it is reported that the airline expects to cancel over 900 flights at Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf. Both short and...More

 20/10/14     Lufthansa Pilots Strike this Afternoon
A strike by Lufthansa pilots of certain aircraft types, from 1300 to midnight CEST today 20-10-14 is expected to cause disruption to short and medium haul flights. Passengers ar...More

 10/09/14     Strike by Lufthansa Pilots at Munich Today
A strike by Lufthansa pilots at their Munich hub is planned today 10/09/14 from 10.00 to 18.00 CEST (08.00 - 16.00 GMT). This is expected to severely disrupt flights there. How...More

 21/04/13     Strike Action Expected to Affect Many Lufthansa Flights Tomorrow
Planned strike action is expected to result in a large number of cancellations and delays of Lufthansa flights tomorrow, 22nd April, according to the airlines website. The website...More

 06/09/12     Lufthansa Strike to be More Widespread Friday 07/09/12
The cabin crew union involved in strike action at Lufthansa have announced a more widespread 24 hour strike on Friday 7th September. The airline is posting a large number of cance...More

 04/09/12     Lufthansa Strike Causing Flight Cancellations and Disruptions
Lufthansa Cabin Crew are due to strike again today from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m (German local time) at Berlin-Tegel, from 06:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. at Frankfurt and from 01:00 p.m. to...More

 30/08/12     Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike Action Expected But Unknown
After the breakdown of nogations between Lufthansa and the union representing cabin crew, strike action has been expected. However according to a statement by Lufthansa at 7.30 thi...More

 30/08/12     Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike Action Expected on Friday 1st August
Strike action by Lufthansa cabin crew is now expected from 5am to 1pm German time on Friday morning 31st August. The states that some flight delays or cancellations are possible. ...More

 22/12/11     BA Owners Announce Binding Deal for BMI Purchase From Lufthansa
IAG, the group that owns British Airways and Iberia, have announced today that they have a binding deal to purchase BMI from Lufthansa. The deal does not however include bmibaby or...More

 04/11/11     BA Parent Company to Buy BMI From Lufthansa
It has been announced today that the International Airlines Group has agreed in principal to the purchase of of BMI from Lufthansa. IAG was set up as the parent company for British...More

 23/02/10     Lufthansa Pilots Strike Ends
Lufthansa have stated that the pilots strike, which was due to continue today and the following two days, ended at midnight last night. However, the effects of yesterdays strike...More

 21/02/10     Lufthansa and Germanwings Prepare for Strike Action
Pilots at Lufthansa and their lowcost subsidiary, Germanwings, are being called to take strike action by the German pilots union, Vereinigung Cockpit, from 22nd to 25th of February...More

 23/06/09     Lufthansa Nearer to Buying Brussels Airlines and BMI
In a press release yesterday, Lufthansa announced that the EU regulators have given the go-ahead to buy Brussels Airlines. The airline is planning to take a 45% stake by the end of...More

 29/10/08     Lufthansa to Take Over BMI
It is reported that Lufthansa is to take over BMI. The airline already held a 30% share in BMI and is buying a further 50% although this is not expected to happen until January. ...More

 17/11/07     Lufthansa announce new route from Bristol
Lufthansa, the German airline, have announced that they will be flying a new route from Bristol to Frankfurt, commencing on 30th March next year. The airline is planning 3 fligh...More

 26/09/07     Lufthansa to fly Newquay to Dusseldorf next summer
The German Ariline Lufthansa are to fly a new route next summer from Newquay in Cornwall to Dusseldorf, on the river Rhine, western Germany....More

 31/08/07     Lufthansa add Berlin to Destinations from London City
From the 14th of January next year, Lufthansa are to start twice daily non-stop flights from London City airport to Berlin Tegel airport in Germany. The number of flights will incr...More

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