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Airliner Lufthansa A340-600 on the fly over Greenland. www.lufthansa.com Foto: Mario Hagen
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Lufthansa
The Lufthansa Group, including its subsidiaries, is the largest airline in Europe. The predecessor company was founded in 1926 by the merger of Deutscher Aero Lloyd AG and Junkers Luftverkehr AG.
Initially founded as LUFTAG in 1953, it was renamed Deutsche Lufthansa AG in 1954. Over the next few decades, the state airline will also become a symbol of the German economic miracle. The final privatization took place in 1997. The following decades were also very successful for Lufthansa until the Corona Virus 2020 brought the business model of airlines worldwide to a standstill. How will things go in times of a pandemic? Here’s a look back at Lufthansa’s successful past.