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.
British Airways has suspended flights to Cairo for seven days over what Britain's Foreign Office has called a "heightened risk of terrorism." Lufthansa has also temporarily canceled its flights to the Egyptian capital.
German government planes have had a series of embarrassing mechanical problems in the past several months. In the latest incident, a plane that was scheduled to carry the German president the next day nearly crashed.
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.