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.
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 But airlines are warning travellers to turn up a lot earlier than usual - slow security checks and outdated technology to process baggage is all adding to the stress.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.
CEO Crasten Spohr looks to have a pretty picture in tow for investors. More passengers, more cargo and more profits than ever before. But experts say the challage for Germany's flagship airline to be to keep the good times rolling beyond the end of the year.