Deutsche Lufthansa AG, globally known as Lufthansa, is a German Airlines, which is also the largest airline in Europe, in terms of fleet size, as well as overall passengers carried. The airline has its headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and its two major hubs are Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport. Lufthansa is one the five founding members of Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, which was formed in 1997.
Founded in 1953, Lufthansa only commenced operations in April 1955, when it got approval to start domestic flights, thereby linking Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, and Munich. International flights commenced in May 1955, connecting to London, Paris and Madrid. As of April 2014, Lufthansa offers services to 18 domestic destinations and almost 193 international destinations in 81 countries across Asia, Africa, Americas and Europe. As of May 2015, Lufthansa mainline fleet consists of 274 aircraft, which are majorly Airbus type, followed by a decent amount of Boeings as well.
The airline offers First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. First Class is offered on major long-haul aircraft, whereby every seat converts into a bed, and top-class facilities are offered. Even the business class features seats that convert into lie-flat beds. Economy class passengers are also offered a large range of extensive entertainment program, as well as internet access, meals and free drinks. Lufthansa In-flight Entertainment ensures you will be well entertained on board. The latest blockbusters, classics from film history, music and games ensure you enjoy plenty of variety on your flight. And thanks to ‘live TV’, passengers on Lufthansa long-haul flights can follow all major sporting highlights live.
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