Lufthansa is Germany’s flag carrier and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is also the parent company for several other airlines and further aviation-related branches, among the most well-known are Swiss International Air Lines, Germanwings and Lufthansa Technik. Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters are in Cologne. DW content related to the airline and its subsidiaries is collated below.
A software glitch at a German air traffic control center has caused flight cancellations for the best part of a week. Yet it's just one of several problems afflicting this most critical cog in the global transport wheel.
German airports are on standby for a massive uptick in passengers. That's because the school holidays start today. But airlines are warning travellers to turn up a lot earlier than usual - slow security checks and outdated technology to process baggage is all adding to the stress. Consumer associations even warn of the possibility of cancellations Lufthansa struggles with a staff shortage.