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Lufthansa celebrates 75th anniversary of first non-stop transatlantic flight of a land-based passenger aircraft

A Focke-Wulf Fw200.

Thousands of people had gathered at the Floyd Bennett Field of New York Airport on 11th August 1938. Shortly before 16.00 hours local time, a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 “Condor” landed to the enthusiastic cheers of the onlookers. The aircraft, with registration letters D-ACON, had taken off from Berlin the previous day on this special flight [...]


Lufthansa to try ’1,000-foot acceleration’


Lufthansa is set to change its take-off procedure for all departures outside Germany, thereby implementing worldwide standards. As of today (1 June 2013), the altitudes for using the climb thrust and for further accelerating Lufthansa aircraft at take-off will change from 1,500 feet (approx. 457 metres) to 1,000 feet (approx. 305 metres). This procedure is [...]


Lufthansa Group profitable despite Europe’s difficult economy

According to 2012’s preliminary consolidated financial statements, the Lufthansa Group posted revenues totalling 30.1 billion euros, an increase of 4.9 per cent. However, the Group’s operating profit declined by 36% to stand at 524 million euros in 2012. The Group had forecast an operating profit for 2012 in the mid-three digit million euro range. The [...]

Lufthansa transfers more domestic flights to Germanwings

Lufthansa is transferring its domestic point-to-point services not operated through the Frankfurt and Munich hubs to its low cost subsidiary, Germanwings. However, Lufthansa will continue to operate the domestic and European routes that fly to and from Frankfurt and Munich. Lufthansa intends to focus on its hub and long-haul carrier business from the cities of [...]

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