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Lufthansa is the biggest German airline and has routes all over the world.
All about Lufthansa
Lufthansa is a German airline that flies to approximately 220 destinations around the globe, which are mainly concetrated in Europe, the U.S., and Asia, though they fly to 78 countries all over the world. When you combine the airline plus all its subsidiary airlines, it's the biggest airline in all of Europe! Lufthansa forms part of the Star Alliance, which also includes United Airlines, Air China, and Swiss International Airlines, amongst others.
Lufhansa's frequent flyer program is called Miles & More, and it helps travelers who rack up a lot of flying time acculumate miles and points they can use to earn rewards as they fly. If you fly on any Star Alliance airline, you can use your points here. Don't forget to add Lufthansa to your favorites on Tiendeo so you always know when there are good deals on Lufthansa tickets happening!
The history of Lufthansa
The roots of what has become the biggest German airline started in 1926 with a company called Deutsche Luft Hansa A.G. was started in Berlin. It became the flag carrier airline for the country until after World War II, when Nazi Germany had been defeated.
Out of this company grew a new one called Luftag in 1953, which had many of the same employees. They acquired the name of the former airline, and two years later had approval to start flying domestically, then internationally the following month. Today, Lufthansa is one of the best-known airlines in the world.
Did you know these fun facts about Lufthansa?
Lufthansa is one of the biggest airlines in the world, as if you count its subsidiaries it's Europe's biggest airline. Even if you don't, it's still the biggest airline in Germany. But there are still quite a few things you may not have known about this aviation giant.
First, did you know that they have 267 airplanes? If you add in their subsidiaries, that number shoots up to 656! To give you an idea of how big this is, Emirates, another of the largest airlines in the world, has 245 air carriers.
Also fun to know: Lufthansa was the first airline that offered internet during their flights back in 2004.
There are 220 destinations that Lufthansa flies to in 78 different countries. The longest filght they have is nearly 14 hours long and goes from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires. But this is a lot less time than the 17 and a half hour flight Emirates runs from Auckland to Dubai!